Letter of the Week Award!
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Pubdate: Fri, 23 Jan 2009
Source: DrugSense Weekly (DSW)
LETTER OF THE WEEK
DRUGS NEED REGULATION
By Matt Wolfgang
Drug dealers and drug users did not create the dangerous black market in which they do business. Politicians did. Drinkers didn’t make Al Capone a dangerous and rich man. Prohibition did. In much the same way drug users aren’t at fault for Senior Cpl. Norman Smith’s death
— it’s the market in which they are forced to do business.
If our politicians refuse to take control of the illicit drug market by taxing and regulating these substances, other brave men will die in the name of letting criminals control the drug market.
We took control of tobacco, and now teen tobacco use is at its lowest level since the ’90s.
Who do you really want controlling the supply of these drugs, legitimate businesses or criminals?
Matt Wolfgang, Dallas
Pubdate: Sun, 11 Jan 2009
Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)