End the War on Drugs Now
Some interesting thoughts, but they have to be tempered with the fact that there would still be coke and heroin to deal with. I am all for decriminalizing all drug use and even dispensing pot, like liquor. We would still have to severely punish dealers of coke and heroin. We don't need is to lock up junkies as criminals because that doesn't solve the problem and is a huge waste of time and money. I would prefer the Portugal method that decriminalizes use, but severely punishing dealers. How about one strike you out dealer limits? You empty the prisons of junkies and refill them with the dealers. If you are caught with any significant amount hard drugs, you are put away for good. It would make selling illegal drugs very unprofitable. You could then take the tax money from pot and use a big chunk for drug rehab. The drug arguement holds no water with me as long as alcohol is legal because you don't see people smoking pot and beating the crap out of their wife and kids, but every day some drunk bastard beats the crap out of his family. What do you all think?