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Have We Lost the Drug Wars?

Mike23 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 4:08 PM
Bill, you wrote, "I still don't understand why people take drugs. Can't they just pour themselves a nice shot of bourbon? " Please, you do know that alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs known to man. Here's the Science. Please look at these scientists findings. FACT Marijuana is less addictive and less harmful than Caffeine, let alone alcohol;. Dr Henningfield is a former NIDA Staffer;. Addictiveness of Marijuana - ProCon.org. http://www.procon.org/view.background-resource.php?resourceID=1492 The War on Drugs is a morally bankrupt policy.
Forty-odd (exceedingly odd, I might add) years ago, who would have envisioned a national war against drugs? Nobody took drugs -- nobody you knew, nobody but jazz musicians and funny foreign folk. Then, after a while, it came to seem that everybody did. Drugs became a new front in the war on an old social culture that was taking hard licks aplenty in those days.

I still don't understand why people take drugs. Can't they just pour themselves a nice shot of bourbon? On the other hand, as Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy argue, in a lucid...