Monday, May 29, 2006

This article from the St Louis Post from the 29 May 2006( decries the idea of legalizing drugs. The authors, Daniel Duncan and Edward Tasch, believe that the focus on controlling supply has been flawed and that instead controlling demand would help to drive down drug use. They do not think drugs should be legal since alcohol, a legal drug, is "by far a bigger problem than any other drug". The authors do not believe that gangs which subsist on drug trafficking revenues would cease to be a problem if drugs were legalized. They also don't believe that problem drug users would cease to commit crime to fund their habits if drugs were legalized. The authors' stances suggest that they have not considered a legal framework in which problem users could be prescribed drugs for free and in which drugs could otherwise be sold through a controlled, criminal-free, health-conscious environment.

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