Pubdate: Fri, 20 Aug 1999
Date: 08/20/1999
Source: Guardian, The (UK)
Author: Ian Shotton

Your correspondent (Letters, August 18) claims that legalising drugs
will result in a massive loss of income for drugs dealers and
consequently hit the local economy. Surely rather than transfer wealth
from dealer to the treasury, it would leave more cash in the pockets
of the equally impoverished end-users. This of course assumes that the
government allows this natural reallocation of income to happen by
preventing the replacement distribution network from

Ian Shotton