Lawrence Lessig on Drugs
We must acknowledge the mistake of this war. Not the mistake in its objective--to protect the vulnerable against debilitating addiction. Instead, the mistake in its means. We should treat addiction like a disease, with compassion and support.
I therefore support the legalization of marijuana--not because I want my children to use that drug, but because I recognize the limits of government's power in a free society. I would also press the federal government to develop plans to decriminalize other controlled substances--at least when it is clear that the cost of prohibition exceeds any benefit to society
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