Pubdate: Thu, 15 Jul 2010
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald (Hilo, HI)
Copyright: 2010 Keith Brilhart
Author: Keith Brilhart


If the DEA was right in stating that Roger Christie was a major
supplier of marijuana, then I wonder whether his replacement will be
as peaceful as he was.

The DEA agents know this well. When they bust a drug supplier, that
person is usually replaced by someone violent, or more so than that
busted one.

The only solution to this mess is a legally regulated market, rather
than one where a monopoly is given to criminals, and where business
success is more a function of viciousness than of honor and ambition.

Keith Brilhart

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