I moved this thread from BQ&B to U.S. Politics because it seems focused on U.S. drug policy. As in all cases, the purpose of moving threads is to make
topics easier to find and to make sure they reach an interested audience.
And as in all cases, please don't be shy about letting me know if you think a thread landed in the wrong place.
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Dealing With The Man
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Speaking Of Prohibition
As for the topic: for whatever it's worth, I personally oppose the continuation of the "War on Drugs" and have opposed it for decades.
However, I don't support drug abuse or addiction, and encourage anyone who has problems with drugs to seek help.
That's what help is for.
And now, back to that Reefer Madness...
[edit on 5/6/2006 by Majic]