Pubdate: Sat, 30 Dec 2001
Source: Hull Daily Mail (UK)
Copyright: 2001 Northcliffe Newspapers Group Ltd
Contact:  PO Box 34, Hull HU3 1XS
Author: Carl Wagner


Poverty, social injustice and drug prohibition are the main causes of 
crime, not drug usage.

Nothing promotes disrespect for authority more than unjust and unworkable 
laws and if the collective minds of Government can't come up with something 
better than fines for the poor, curfews for the innocent and prison for 
drug addicts, then we're surely doomed.

The only solution to the drug problem is to legalise all drugs, a concept 
many people find hard to accept but it's worth remembering that in the age 
before prohibition, drug crime was unheard of.

We now have prisons overflowing with drug users. Where addicts lived normal 
lives, we have shattered families. Where overdoses were extremely rare we 
have hundreds of drug deaths every year due to less pure and more potent 
concoctions being sold on the street. And today, kids have a better chance 
of going to prison than university. These are the consequences of an insane 
campaign of lies and suppression that has caused far more trouble than 
illicit drugs themselves ever could.

Carl Wagner, Prospective Candidate, Legalise Cannabis Alliance.
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