Pubdate: Wed, 16 May 2001
Source: Times Record (ME)
Copyright: 2001 Times Record Inc., ASC Inc
Author: Gene Bernard


To the editor:

I must add my ditto to Robert Sharpe's letter (May 3, "End drug policy 
madness") regarding Jonathan White's thoughtful article (April 23, "Hidden 
cost of drug war").

We Americans are way overdue to approach our drug problem with 
intelligence. We've got to stop pouring billions of dollars down the 
proverbial "rat hole." To date, our approach to our drug problems has been 
a dismal failure and even has escalated the problem. The only results we 
have to show for our efforts are the many who have profiteered from the 
misery of the drug addicts.

Let's ask our Congressional representatives to insist that our federal 
government take a more sensible approach to our drug problems.

Gene Bernard, Topsham
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