Legalize, legalize, legalize

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Former UK top drug official Bob Ainsworth to the House of Commons:

“We need to take effective measures to rob the dealers of their markets and the only way that we can do that is by supplying addicts through the medical profession, through prescription. We cannot afford to be shy about being prepared to do that.

“We spend billions of pounds without preventing the wide availability of drugs. It is time to replace our failed war on drugs with a strict system of legal regulation, to make the world a safer, healthier place, especially for our children. We must take the trade away from organised criminals and hand it to the control of doctors and pharmacists.”

Imagine that.  Organized criminals would lobby against it.

John McWhorter argues further, cogently, for the end of prohibition.

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  • Nicholas Stix  On 01/06/2011 at 3:12 am

    “… the only way that we can do that is by supplying addicts through the medical profession, through prescription.”

    Hmm. I seem to recall something … “First, do no harm.”

    I suppose the Hippocratic Oath has long been replaced by the Hypocritical Oath.

    • Jim Bowman  On 01/06/2011 at 10:09 am

      Yes, What about who prescribes the right amount of gas for the chamber?

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