quote:Originally posted by James Wesley Chester:
Make the demand legal, and the problem goes away.
Regulate the sale and manufacture of the targeted drugs, like all other drugs, and the importation will dry up.
The killing in the streets over market territory will go away.
The crime and violence associated with getting the money to buy the drugs will go away, because the price will have dropped through the floor.
The cost of the 'drug problem' will become the cost of rehab and treatment which is likely to be 1/100th of the current domestic cost; not couunting judicial and imprisonment.
And...not counting the cost of overseas enforcement.
I've believed this for many years. Ironically, it's the only thing that has not been tried. Every year the government does the same stupid things, and every year drug use, and the crimes related to drug use, increase.
quote:The 'Covenant' doesn't even offer legalization as a reasonable option.
No, but it should have. Someone has to broach this idea somewhere.