I thought there was already a thread or division on this topic -- maybe not. To start it off,* a great article from today's lineup at ANU.ORG (thanks, Don). I've eternally wavered as to what the real solution to the drug war should be -- frankly I still think it's a case of pick-your-poison --but if Frosty's for legalization, I am too. Here's his brother Howard, a policeman and in that role a longtime veteran of this whole problem:
THE FARCE OF THE WAR ON DRUGS
.........“The unintended consequences of this terrible war are needlessly destroying the lives of generations of America's youth. How many people do you know who have used an illegal drug, then put the drugs behind them and gone on to lead productive lives? US presidents, many members of our legislative bodies, tens of thousands of police officers have done exactly that. With imprisonment, those possibilities are eliminated. You can get over an addiction, but you will never get over a conviction.
“Now envision a world where all drugs sell in state-regulated stores, not on street corners by teens which gets them killed. Imagine a world where the federal police focus on securing our borders from armed and unarmed invasion. Envision a world where terrorists don’t buy weapons from money made selling drugs. Imagine a world where felony crime drops over 50 percent and local police focus on drunk drivers, child predators and terrorists. Envision a world where if one day you or a loved one has a drug problem, you see a doctor not a judge. America can have this world, if it repeals its laws of the New Prohibition.”
* as adjunct to great existing threads:
New Warning for Attention Deficit Drugs
Supreme Court’s Drug Ruling
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Nelson! Great to see you back posting again!
Thank you, old friend -- it's great to be back. Hope I can stay awhile!
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Hope you can too this board needs you!
Dig, but don't you all slack off just because the Logorrheic One is back in town, ya hear? [img]smileys/smiley22.gif[/img]
BTW I've been trying difference browsers and they act different ways. When I try to add a blank line above text in this Forum, MSN insists on making it too -- and (unlike Internet Explorer) you can't do bold or italic with yrou control key, you have to mash the buttons!I'd be curious how you all have found different browsers-- a discussion perhaps better for the Don's Pub department -- see you there?
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Got this in an email -- wish there were a webpage containing all the incredible, obviously real illustrations!
Interesting Medications from the past</span>
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