LIBERTY: Drugs out of the prisons?

Friday, January 10, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/benjamin-m-wiegold/another-evil-of-the-drug-war/

How the Drug War Makes Drugs Less Safe
By Benjamin M. Wiegold
Mises.org
January 3, 2014

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Ron Paul famously asked in his farewell address “Has anybody noticed that authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?” Of course the “prison approach” couldn’t ever solve the problem, it actually hasn’t insofar as it has been tried ($41 billion annually!), and it has brought with it a multitude of additional problems regarding civil liberties, drug safety, pricing, overdose and addiction rates. Perhaps an appropriate follow up to the question posed by the former congressman would be: how long will it take for society to realize the promise of the other option?

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So why can’t we try another strategy?

Separation of Gooferment and Medicine!

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