DRUG LAWS AND HEALTH RISKS
According to a new WHO report, the three leading health risks in developed and middle-income countries are alcohol, blood pressure, and tobacco. (In the developing world it’s lack of food, unsafe sex, and unsafe water.)
Note to drug warriors: none of the drugs you’re fighting so hard made the list, and two drugs you never say “boo” about did. How about raising beer taxes?
Note to drug policy “reformers””: the two drugs we decided to legalize, regulate, and tax made the list, and none of the drugs we prohibit did. Does that tell you anything anything about the likely consequences of legalizing cocaine?