Sunday, October 16, 2005

Prohibition fails while legalization works

Pete at DrugWarRant has an interesting post this morning. A Pennsylvania newspaper gave a fair amount of ink to "Dr. Foreman, 79, who lives in Churchville and spent 40 years as a surgeon, part of it as chief of surgery at Warminster General Hospital in the 1980s." The good doctor has a solution to drug addiction. Legalize drugs. Give them to the addicts and the related crime and health costs will diminish to almost nothing. Isn't that what we've been saying all along?

Pete also reminds us of the program in Switzerland that proves this is a viable solution. I met one of the doctors involved in organizing this program at a DPA conference a couple of years ago and even then the evidence pointed to a phenomenal success, one that has been borne out over the intervening years.

There is a solution to drug addiciton. Prohibition is not it.


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