Pubdate: Fri, 13 Mar 2009
Source: Independent  (UK)
Copyright: 2009 Independent Newspapers (UK) Ltd.
Author: Kirk Muse


If all recreational drugs were re-legalised and sold in regulated 
business establishments for pennies per dose, crime would decline dramatically.

And I believe that our overall hard drug usage rates would decline 
substantially. Drug dealers as we know them today would disappear for 
economic reasons. The first time almost all drug users use a 
particular drug, they don't buy it; either a friend or dealer gives 
it to them. Most retail drug dealers are addicts themselves. They 
sell drugs to finance their own habit and recruit new users by 
offering free samples. With the end of prohibition, this practice would end.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Arizona, USA
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