Pubdate: Tue, 19 May 1998
Date: 05/19/1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Author: Dave Haans

RE: "WAR on drugs a disastrous failure," (May 11). Kudos to Bill
Kaufmann for pointing out the obvious. Drug prohibition simply doesn't
work. We treat the drug problem by uselessly throwing billions of
dollars into law enforcement system. What other social policy program
could ever be allowed to fail so badly, and yet be given more funding?

The solution is simple: Treat drug abuse as the medical condition it
is, and let officers and courts across the country pursue real
criminals instead of sick people.

Dave Haans

(These people got sick, if you want to call it that, because someone
sold them drugs illegally.)