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Old 07-05-2011, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: What People Know About Drugs is Wrong (John McWhorter & Mark Kleiman)

Originally Posted by stephanie View Post
You'd need to show this with evidence. I'd be perfectly happy to have someone who's researched it and come to different conclusions debate what the research shows with Mark.

It seems clear to me that both cost and the other effects of legality have some effect. I'm not so sure how dramatic the effect is.
Here's the data on inhalant abuse:

2.1 million Americans, out of 300 million. 3.8 million Americans have used heroin (http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/...ml#extentofuse). My guess is that there's a pretty high level of group membership--those who are use inhalants also use heroin. Most people are smart enough to avoid either.

Those findings sure contradict the fears of an epidemic if we stopped spending resources trying to stop people from doing what they're going to do anyway.
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