Friday, March 12, 2010

Drug War ('07)

I sent this letter to the LATimes Sept. 2007 (not published):

The only reason the Taliban are able to make so much money from poppies is that heroin is illegal.

Why not treat all illegal drugs as we do alcohol: legalize, regulate and tax them.

What a change that will make to Al Queda, Mexican drug lords, drug-related gang violence in our own streets, prison over-crowding, and so much else. Not to mention the money we'll save by giving up the pointless Drug War.

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