Pubdate: Tue, 19 May 1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Comment: Parenthetical remarks by the Sun editor : headline by hawk

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.)

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