Friday, August 28, 2009

Drug Legalization

The news from Portugal

Drug use has remained flat or even decreased, and most of the associated problems have decreased significantly.

Okay, technically, it isn't legalization.  If the police catch you with drugs, they take the drugs away, make you see a doctor and a social worker, and maybe fine you.  But you don't go to jail or get a criminal record.  It is treated as a medical issue rather than a legal one.  Our country should have this kind of respect for individual liberty and social justice.  Hopefully things will change soon.

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