Pubdate: Wed, 07 Dec 2011
Source: Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA)
Copyright: 2011 Ledger-Enquirer
Author: Howard Wooldridge


We built so many prisons in Georgia in the hope that it would deter 
drug use and intimidate drug dealers to find other work. Oops. What 
my profession did not tell you is that every drug dealer ever 
arrested or shot is replaced immediately. Drug prohibition created an 
excitement, a rebellion factor of the forbidden fruit, so drug use is 
still very high. If I can't have it, then I really want it.

The evil in Georgia is drug prohibition. Drug use and abuse are, and 
will always remain, a problem, whether it is cocaine or alcohol. Even 
marijuana is too dangerous to leave in the hands of criminals and 
cartels. We need to become as sensible and wise as our grandparents 
and repeal this modern prohibition. Got a drug problem? See a doctor.

Howard Wooldridge

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