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Friday, December 18, 2009
Drug policy based on actual research
Policy based on politics and history shouldn't have as much weight as science, but it seems that's one place we're stuck. I was most surprised by their analysis of alcohol in comparison to other "drugs."
It always seems that people arguing for a balanced drug policy are those that want to use currently outlawed drugs. However, coming down harder on the worst drugs and lessening the penalties for those less harmful seems obvious.