All Drugs Should Be Legal - and Regulated
Tarrant, Jim, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
We have two drug problems: illegal drugs and legal drugs. What this country needs is a comprehensive policy of drug control that allows adults the freedom to choose, but with restrictions and controls that apply to all drugs (including alcohol and tobacco), designed to address the problems resulting from drug use.
Most of the problems associated with illegal drugs are not caused by using them, but by the "war" against them. One of the worst aspects of drugs is the crime and violence that are tearing our cities apart. The vast majority of drug crime is a direct result of the black market created by the drug war. It would virtually disappear overnight if drugs were …
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Publication information: Article title: All Drugs Should Be Legal - and Regulated. Contributors: Tarrant, Jim - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: January 11, 1996. Page number: 13B. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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