If We Were President…We’d End the War on Drugs by Legalizing Them.

Via on Aug 15, 2008

Drugs are, generally speaking, bad news. But legality ain’t about good or bad. Rather, it’s about

1) acknowledging they exist,
2) ending the losing War On Drugs and
3) instituting governmental oversight.

This would allow us to:

1) control drugs,
2) keep them safe and, as with tobacco
3) tax the hell out of ‘em.

Further,

1) drugs would lose their cool with young folk if no longer so taboo,
2) there’d be no more need for dirty needles, overcrowded prisons (breeding grounds for further criminality) or blackmarket afterdark schoolyard dealings and
3) the new tax revenues would go to addiction recovery programs.

To suggest your own IF I WERE PRESIDENT, comment below. 

 

 

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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