Pubdate: Sun, 24 May 1998
Date: 05/24/1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Author: Gregory Handevidt

RE: THE COMMENT on the letters page that "legalizing drugs would kill
more people and cause..." On what do you base your assertion?

It certainly isn't the experience of countries having liberalized drug

In fact, in Switzerland, government distribution of heroin has worked
so well, to destroy the black market and curb crime, 73% of the voters
elected to keep it. In Holland, the experience has been similar.

On the other hand, the U.S. has some of the harshest, most draconian
drug laws in the world and violence is rampant.

How about supporting the claim with some scientific or even anecdotal

Gregory Handevidt

(The more accessible and accepted a narcotic, the more addicts there
will be.)