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Incarceration inoculation

October 11, 2009

Re "Vaccines to combat drug addiction showing promise," Oct. 6

How nice to know that vaccines are being perfected to help cocaine and nicotine addicts kick their habits. As long as a person wishes to overcome any addiction -- whether "legal" or "illegal" -- I'm all for any medicine that will help him or her.

I am wondering how long it will be, however, before a vaccine is discovered to help drug warriors overcome their nasty and expensive habit of incarcerating a huge segment of our population for often harmless and sometimes actually beneficial drugs that they have oddly enough chosen to criminalize?

Gordon Wilson

Laguna Niguel

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