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Stan Jones on Drugs

 


Government has lost the war on drugs

The government has lost this war. It has cost us a great deal in terms of money, and freedoms. "Illegal" drugs do little permanent damage to the individuals who take them. Long term mandatory sentences destroy lives of peaceful, nonviolent citizens. This has become an insane war on the people, and we must stop it. To save our children from drugs we must get drugs out of our schools. The only way to do that is to take the profit out of drugs by re-legalizing them.
Source: Campaign website, www.mtlp.org/jones, "Issues" Jan 24, 2006

The Drug War kills more people than the drugs

The Drug War kills more people than the drugs themselves. Drug usage would have to go up eight times under re-legalization to even approach the current death toll. Since 15 to 20% of our population indulges in illegal recreational substances, everyone in the country would have to do drugs for re-legalization to be as harmful as prohibition.
Source: Campaign website, www.mtlp.org/jones, "Issues" Jan 24, 2006

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