Pubdate: Wed, 10 Aug 2005
Source: Nanton News (CN AB)
Copyright: 2005 Nanton News
Author: Alan Randell
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


May I respond to the above police propaganda item so that your readers are 
exposed to both sides of the issue?

If users were free to purchase clean, cheap, quality-tested marijuana, 
cocaine, heroin etc. at the corner store, why would anyone bother with such 
an awful drug as meth? In any event, most of the harm done by meth is very 
likely caused by adulterants in the drug so that if the drug were legally 
produced in government inspected premises by knowledgeable and experienced 
people, it would be much less harmful. When alcohol was made legal again 
after being prohibited, the number of users dying or suffering harm as a 
result of ingesting that drug dropped precipitously.

The best way to reduce the harm and heartbreak of illegal drugs is to 
legalize them.

Alan Randell

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