decriminalizing drugs...

From: john grigg (
Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 00:05:00 MST

Sasha wrote:
Decriminalization of drugs and their research now would allow to start work
on adjusting personal attitudes and social regulations to reliance on
personal choicesand responsibility, rational discussion on acceptable risks,
grow research labsand educational groups discovering and teaching personal
work in alternatestates, etc, etc. - these are issues that will take much
longer to resolve thanthe technology.
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You are right that these issues will take much longer to resolve then the
technological matters! I am against the use of "recreational drugs" and yet
I find infinitely more appalling the so-called "war on drugs" that is
trampling more and more on civil liberties in the United States and

My blood overheats when I read about people being violated by customs agents
who are using "profiling" to find the bad guys. Based on only a guess the
agents can tear everything apart and strip search if they please.

At the same time I feel our culture does not have the maturity to handle the
decriminalization of drugs. I just want to see the "war" be toned down to a
sensible level. I have heard how the tobacco companies are all set with
advertising and marketing plans should marijuana be legalized! The local
neighborhood drug dealers wouldn't stand a chance with competition like

best regards,

John Grigg

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