Legalized drugs would quash dealers -Dear Abby
DEAR ABBY: I read the letter you published from “Inmate 711895” and had to respond. “Inmate” stated that he smoked’ marijuana for 20 years, and during that time, he also used cocaine.
DEAR MR. POTTRATZ: Just as bootleggers were forced out of business in 1933 when Prohibition was repealed and made the sale of liquor legal (thus eliminating racketeering), so too would the legalization of drugs put drug dealers out of business. It would also guarantee government-approved quality, and the tax on drugs would provide an ongoing source of revenue for drug-education programs. An added plus: There would be far less crowding in our prisons due to drug-related crimes. It’s something to consider.