Pubdate: Tue, 02 Nov 2010
Source: Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus,GA)
Copyright: 2010 Howard Wooldridge
Author: Howard Wooldridge


I am surprised that as a journalist you have no clue why people use
meth. According to my news sources like the Denver Post, a majority of
people use meth to stay awake or more alert. Another sizeable portion
use methamphetamine to lose weight. These groups you rarely hear about
because they do not become addicted as much as those who use it

If Georgia really wants to become serious about the meth problems, it
should legalize the sale to adults of the same amphetamines we give
our Air Force and Navy pilots to go on long missions. Since a pilot
can have legal amphetamines to stay awake, why not my waitress who is
working a 12-hour shift to make ends meet? My understanding is that
would eliminate about 90 percent of the illegal meth market.

Howard Wooldridge

Albany, Ga.  
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