Each day a prominent person comes out urging the end of our crazy drug laws which send hundreds of thousands to jails which drain billions of dollars away from education or rebuilding the infrastructure of societies. Last month, Pat Robertson, a leading American conservative came out against drug laws. Yesterday, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr urged the end of his nation’s mad laws dealing with drugs. It is time, he said, to end “the war on drugs.”
According to Carr, the ‘prohibition of illicit drugs killing and criminalising our children and we are letting it happen.” H enoted that police now have dogs in train stations sniffing for marijuana. How about dogs sniffing for real criminals? We allow “legal drugs”which make you happy and send people to jail for using drugs that make them happy. Explain that concept using logic.