WILL: History tends to show that decriminalizing certain drugs could have disastrous effects
Published 04/06/2012, The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON — The human nervous system interacts in pleasing and addictive ways with certain molecules derived from some plants, which is why humans may have developed beer before they developed bread. Psychoactive — consciousness-altering — and addictive drugs are natural, a fact that should immunize policymakers against extravagant hopes as they cope with America’s drug problem, which is convulsing some nations to our south.Word count: 705
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