Pubdate: Thu, 31 May 2012
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2012 Los Angeles Times
Author: William D. Robinson


How many more deaths must we endure before we take the only logical 
step to end the drug wars once and for all?

The solution may not be pretty, but it is practical. Instead of 
useless attempts at interdiction, we should buy all the drugs 
available from the cartels in exchange for legalizing the production 
of them. Cut out the middle man - and ultimately the users - by 
taking all the drugs off the market legally. The drug producers make 
their profits, and we save billions.

The drug lords are in it for the money, and if we make it cheaper and 
easier for them to make their profits, we would probably be able to 
take most of the drug supply off the market. Everyone is a winner, 
including the addicts.

William D. Robinson

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