Pubdate: Sun, 28 Jun 2009
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2009 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Steven Botrell
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.


Re: Drugs and gang wars. Take the money out of the equation and this 
BS will end. Prohibition is a stupid policy. It's my body, I will do 
what I want to it. End prohibition, drastically reduce gang violence. 
We should legalize all drugs, regulate them like we do for currently 
legal drugs and let people make up their own minds. How many people 
would go do heroin or coke if it was legalized tomorrow? I know I 
certainly wouldn't. I don't even drink. And booze is everywhere. But 
arresting people for harming themselves is stupid. Prohibition causes 
the violence, not the drugs. Think about it.

Steven Botrell

(Prohibition simply does more harm than good.)
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