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Glidden on the Drug Problem

August 01, 1988

Glidden's idea of invoking stricter penalties on criminals who are under the influence of drugs (of any kind, including alcohol) is right on the mark. Creative ideas such as this, and education, will eventually reduce the demand for drugs.

In the meantime, we should legalize the use of drugs so that the supply will increase and prices will come down. Though this will not solve our drug usage problem, it will substantially reduce the crime problem.

ALAN B. UNGAR

Thousand Oaks

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