anarchteacher, 10/21/2011 - 4:01pm "Actions have consequences. The serious consequences described in this informative article are a result of what observers have long described as "the Iron Laws of Drug Prohitition."
Effects of prohibition:
* Deprives user of ready knowledge of purity.
* Deprives user of ready knowledge of dose.
* Makes drugs more available.
* Promotes feelings of stress and isolation that lead to heavier drug use.
* Places the drug supply under the control of dealers.
* Diverts resources from treatment and prevention.
* Employs scare tactics and exaggerations that undermine the credibility of authorities and of drug education.
* Prison sentences do more damage to the user and to society than the drug itself.
* The Iron Law of Prohibition means more potent drugs.
* Marijuana is not available as a less dangerous substitute.
* Destroys cooperation and research.
* Blurs the danger of alcohol.
These phenomena are consistent with what occurred during alcohol prohibition in the early 20th Century if we analyze the effects of prohibition on consumption, production, and distribution of alcohol:
How the U. S. Government Created America's Drug Problem:
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