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US TX: PUB LTE: Change Drug War Economics

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URL: http://www.mapinc.or...1/n637/a01.html

Newshawk: Suzanne Wills

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Webpage: http://letterstothee...e-drug-war.html

Pubdate: Wed, 26 Oct 2011

Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)

Copyright: 2011 The Dallas Morning News, Inc.

Contact: http://www.dallasnew.../lettertoed.cgi

Website: http://www.dallasnews.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/117

Author: Bryan Milward

 

 

CHANGE DRUG WAR ECONOMICS

 

Re: "Mexico: Failed State?" Sunday Letters.

 

Almost all of Sunday's letters to the editor about the Mexican drug war blamed either U.S. drug consumers or Mexican institutions without posing a reasonable solution. The fact of the matter is that only a permanent altering of the economics of the drug trade can lead to an opening for Mexico to reform itself.

 

Taking marijuana out of the black market, regulating it and taxing it similar to alcohol would be a big blow to the cartels. Experts have said that 50 percent to 70 percent of the cartels' funding comes from marijuana, and Anthony Coulson, a former DEA special agent and supporter of the war on drugs, stated that if the U.S. were to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, it would cause the cartels' infrastructure for trafficking hard drugs to collapse.

 

In short, with 50 percent of Americans now in support of legalization, it's time for us to put the cartels out of business permanently.

 

Bryan Milward

 

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MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.

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US TX: PUB LTE: Change Drug War Economics

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URL: http://www.mapinc.or...1/n637/a01.html

Newshawk: Suzanne Wills

Votes: 0

Webpage: http://letterstothee...e-drug-war.html

Pubdate: Wed, 26 Oct 2011

Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)

Copyright: 2011 The Dallas Morning News, Inc.

Contact: http://www.dallasnew.../lettertoed.cgi

Website: http://www.dallasnews.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/117

Author: Bryan Milward

 

 

CHANGE DRUG WAR ECONOMICS

 

Re: "Mexico: Failed State?" Sunday Letters.

 

Almost all of Sunday's letters to the editor about the Mexican drug war blamed either U.S. drug consumers or Mexican institutions without posing a reasonable solution. The fact of the matter is that only a permanent altering of the economics of the drug trade can lead to an opening for Mexico to reform itself.

 

Taking marijuana out of the black market, regulating it and taxing it similar to alcohol would be a big blow to the cartels. Experts have said that 50 percent to 70 percent of the cartels' funding comes from marijuana, and Anthony Coulson, a former DEA special agent and supporter of the war on drugs, stated that if the U.S. were to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, it would cause the cartels' infrastructure for trafficking hard drugs to collapse.

 

In short, with 50 percent of Americans now in support of legalization, it's time for us to put the cartels out of business permanently.

 

Bryan Milward

 

Richardson

MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.

 

Now why would the US Goverment want to put itself out of the Drug Trafficing Business................DruggingAmerica.com

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