The war on drugs is immoral idiocy. We need the courage of Argentina

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 04 Sep 2009 11:40:33 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Simon Jenkins at The Guardian - nice to see this in the mainstream press. Morphine should be available in the drug store, over the counter. Cannabis should be available in the bulk aisle at the health food store.

I guess it had to happen this way. The greatest social menace of the new century is not terrorism but drugs, and it is the poor who will have to lead the revolution. The global trade in illicit narcotics ranks with that in oil and arms. Its prohibition wrecks the lives of wealthy and wretched, east and west alike. It fills jails, corrupts politicians and plagues nations. It finances wars from Afghanistan to Colombia. It is utterly mad.

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