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US NY: PUB LTE: Drug War Hasn't Meant Fewer Addicts

 

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URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v13/n180/a13.html

Newshawk: Kirk

Votes: 0

Pubdate: Sat, 27 Apr 2013

Source: Daily Star, The (NY)

Copyright: 2013 The Daily Star

Contact: letters@thedailystar.com

Website: http://www.thedailystar.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/557

Author: Kirk Muse

Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v13/n166/a10.html

 

DRUG WAR HASN'T MEANT FEWER ADDICTS

 

Thanks for publishing Daniel Liddle's thoughtful letter: "The war on drugs has been a nightmare" ( April 17 ).

 

Imagine if we had no "drug-related crime." Imagine if our overall crime rate was a small fraction of our current crime rate.  We once had such a situation in the United States.  Prior to the passage of the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, the term "drug-related crime" didn't exist.  And drug lords, drug cartels or even drug dealers as we know them today, didn't exist, either.

 

Back then, all types of recreational drugs were legally sold to anybody with no questions asked, for pennies per dose, in grocery stores and pharmacies.  Did we have a lot more drug addicts then compared to now? No.  We had about the same percentage of our population addicted to drugs, according to U.S.  District Judge John L.  Kane of Colorado.

 

For the sake of our children, can we "re-legalize" our now-illegal drugs and sell them at licensed business establishments? This would put the drug dealers and drug lords out of business overnight.

 

And this would eliminate the lure of the "forbidden fruit" that makes drugs so attractive to children.

 

I would like to suggest that The Daily Star readers search Google or Youtube.com for "Retired police captain demolishes the war on drugs."

 

Kirk Muse

 

Mesa, Ariz. 

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

 

 

 

 

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