RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
on Oregon Meth
I agree that the emphasis on prohibition is the wrong approach; The war on drugs has failed. We need to spend the money on education and treatment; when it comes down to it people would rather have a happy life than have to escape through a drug.
Look to Portugal as a model for "legalization", education, and treatment. Their rate of drug use has gone down.
The psuedoephedrine ban is a failure as it has only shifted the manufacture to other areas of the country and world. Another effect is that we now have to see a doctor to get cold medicine that has proven safe and effective, and sold over the counter for many years.
posted 3 years, 4 months ago
view in context