Pubdate: Wed, 11 Oct 2000
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Copyright: 2000 Associated Newspapers Ltd
Author: James Noble


THE Tories' 'strong' stand on drugs is barmy.  If these drugs were 
legalised, there might be a temporary surge of indulgence, but this would 
be counterbalanced by less crime as fewer would steal to finance their habit.

Drugs would lose their aura of glamour, and the next generation, reacting 
as they always  do against their elders, would see the foolishness of 
drug-taking and drug use would decline.

Legalisation might not work in this way - but neither do restrictions.

James Noble Guilford, Surrey
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