Is Drug Deregulation A Good Thing?

Is Drug Deregulation A Good Thing?

Presenter: John Pope

Should some drugs be deregulated? Washington and Colorado have voted to legalize pot. Is this good or bad for the USA? Can it happen here in Canada?

What about legalizing other drugs? What about prescription drugs? What effects would deregulation have on society?

Why should the government be concerned about what people consume?

Brazil nuts contain a small amount of radioactive radium. Should brazil nuts be banned? How should government approach regulation when it comes to the possible health hazards of some foods?

Reading:

NY times on marijuana (Nov. 2012): http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/m/marijuana/index.html

Anarchist view: http://www.zpub.com/notes/sp000220.txt

NORML – deregulation of marijuana: http://norml.org/component/zoo/category/end-federal-marijuana-prohibition

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