i can cirtainly agree with you on the effects of
alcohol. my brother is an alcoholic in non-use stage
now, but, history is against us. we could not win with
prohibition and we will not win this one either. we
can try to help those wanting help though.
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> I strongly disagree with this logic. It sounds very
> logical and pragmatic,
> except for one fact. Alcohol, a legal drug, causes
> more deaths, illnesses, crime
> and cost corpoarate America more money than all
> illegal drugs put together.
> What if we added marijuana, heroin and cocaine to
> the legal drugs????
> Actually I'm not as surprised as you might think.
> By legalizing drugs, and
> taxing them heavily, a portion of the budget deficit
> could be addressed. Also,
> by treating drug abuse problems as a medical or
> psychological issue, a large
> portion of the prison population would go away, and
> IMHO, prisons often serve
> as training centers for criminal behavior. I don't
> have figures on this, but
> it seems like it would be a lot less expensive to
> treat drug users
> (offenders?) in the community rather than in the
> penal system.
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