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Pesky Drug Offenders

Jonah, my reference there was to users, not pushers (the people who I described in an earlier post as those “in possession of small amounts of a banned drug”) and I’m far from convinced that any significant proportion of them are in jail as a result of a plea bargains that obscured other, more serious, crimes. It would be interesting (obviously) to see some data on this. I would agree with you, however, that many dealers are bad people. Sadly, they were given their opportunity by narcotics prohibition, but that, as you say, is a debate for another time.

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