Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further

Tico Times, Washington Post

J.S.Mill set the groundwork for this in his book On Liberty. Which says that people should be allowed to do whatever they like – as long as they do not harm others. If they want to drink themselves to death – they should be allowed to do that – as long as they do not harm their dependents.

As a practical matter, as many families have found to their sorrow, alcoholism usually cannot be stopped. I have know some alcoholics who have recovered, and they go insane whenever they see a liquor store. It’s hard for them to let other people make their own decisions about drinking.

The same approach could apply to any drug.

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