"I say legalize drugs because I want to see less drug abuse, not more. And I say legalize drugs because I want to see the criminals put out of business."
Edward Ellison
head of Scotland Yard’s Antidrug Squad
March 10, 1998, London’s Daily Mail.
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Those reasons are, well, ahhh, kinda, ummm - not exactly but, yes. Stop the un-lawful drug prohition.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Only two of the reasons. How about taxing the stuff so these user people contribute to basic maintenance of society and government, as well as a regulatory system to make sure that some of the "stuff" isn't truly dangeous/bogus, regulating imports, etc. Also, if crimes are committed with "injurious" results to others, prosecutions with various sentencing would result, ie. for "driving under the influence...with harm "X" caused ..." Hopeless drug cases would suffer accordingly, and not sap societal strength with most forced to enter some sort of "half-way" house situation IMO, second class citizens that they would be as a result of their own excesses. Certainly nothing analogous to welfare, which I will never voluntarily participate in again, instead choosing my own form of charity as any libertarian would...the minarchist form at least.
     -- Dr. Tom LaMar, Keeseville, NY     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US      
    Legalization is the right thing to do.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    One more symptom of a bankrupt culture on a search for anything to numb the pain and fill the void. When there is no good or bad and everything and anything goes, there is no good or bad and everything and anything goes. God help our children's children.
     -- Greg, Chichester     
    Get rid of all drug laws and get rid of medicaid so the drug users never cost anyone a cent.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
     -- gtheo, portage,michigan      
     -- dick, fort worth      
     -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada      
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