The article on legalizing drugs set off some sparks for me. This is a complex issue that desperately needs ongoing dialogue. While 85 percent of the public opposes legalization (according to the article), it may be because the media have almost entirely focused on battling drugs as a war on crime. We're all against crime. But few people have been exposed to the possible advantages of legalization, with appropriate controls.
There is a high level of public agreement that what we are doing now is not working. But politicians are not likely to make real changes without significant public support. Paul H. March, Seattle
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