Thursday, March 19, 2009

Legalize Drugs

"The Economist" believes it's time to end the foolish "Prohibition" on drugs, and I agree.

It's time to see and treat this as a health issue, not a criminal problem.

Though any "solution" is going to be messy, the failure of the nations to deal with the First World's consumption of drugs driving, then, Third World producers, is manifest.

Now, the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same old thing, but expect different results. Our efforts to reduce drug consumption has failed. Statistics seemingly indicate that in any given society, a certain number of its citizens are likely to become addicts, even as with alcohol and tobacco. Further efforts along the lines we've followed for a hundred years seems to be fruitless, if not actually contributing to the problem.

Without being dreamy-eyed, "The Economist" offers wise counsel for a "less bad" solution to the seemingly intractable drug trade.

Click HERE to read more.

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