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Amen.

The Economist comes out in favor of legalizing drugs as “the least bad policy.” They make a very convincing case. Come on people: Prohibition doesn’t work. And we have better things on which to spend $40 billion a year.

I guess if you look at the facts, the reasoning is obvious. As The Economist puts it, the West’s war on drugs has lasted 100 years, and completely failed. Can’t we try something else? The hard part would be convincing unreasonable people – like Limbaugh Republicans who get extremely bent out of shape over cigarette smoking bans (it’s a free country!), yet rally around felony charges for the possession of minor quantities of marijuana.

Does this make sense? No.

It’ll be awhile before the topic of drug legalization is anything but political suicide in the U.S.

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  1. Joe wrote:

    Tell me about it – My copy of the economist arrived a few days ago, and I can’t wait to read their articles about this subject. The war on drugs is the biggest point of hypocrisy inside the conservative movement.

    Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 12:44 | Permalink

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