Originally Posted by Jiro
actually it's tied together. I'm getting tired of reiterating my points over and over and over again. Legalize the drug and TAX it. Use the tax to fund the prevention and intervention programs.... why? because it makes sense and it costs far less than current Drug War. that way... we'll have plenty enough money to spend on MORE CONCERNING ISSUES like health care and education. Didn't you read your own source that there are NO MONEY for prevention and treatment programs because the budget is being spent on criminalizing and combating!!! This drug issue ISN'T EVEN a huge issue like it is but this small issue is what consumes TREMENDOUS amount of tax money. in short -
Drug War = small issue and HUGE cost
Health Care = HUGE issue and small cost (meaning - government doesn't give a shit about it)
Of course, save money, screw the people.