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At face value there seems to be some sense in what he is saying: taking drugs is still a very bad thing to do, just like smoking, spreading STI's and abuse of alcohol - but should we send the police to their houses, or improve our health education and drug treatment programs? Countries that have de-criminalized "illegal" drugs, such as Switzerland, found that drug taking decreased; so that gives more food for thought.
Any abuse of a chemical, whether it be alcohol, tobacco, opiates, amphetamines or any mood altering drug is fraught with terrible consequences and we need to teach our children and grandchildren of the dangers associated with them, not only of the damage they do to themselves, but of the impact it has on others: no-one is an addict in isolation!
My suggestion is for people to start talking about how best to approach the problem: prohibition didn't work and criminalization has had no apparent benefit. Education has helped reduce tobacco usage in many countries and is a good template perhaps for our approach to drug users. But experience has shown that sending them to prison has not helped, and perhaps now is the time for new initiatives.
I haven't made up my mind yet, but education seems better than incarceration. Let me know what you think.