Harvard Economist: Legalizing Drugs Suits Ideal of American Freedom Harvard University professor Jeffrey Miron has advocated the legalization of drugs for decades. In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, he explains why prohibition is more dangerous than selling drugs in supermarkets. SPIEGEL: Mr. Miron, why should heroin, cocaine and marijuana be legal? Miron: The prohibition of drugs is the worst solution for preventing abuse. Firstly, it brings about a black market that is corrupt and costs human lives. Secondly, it constrains people who wouldn't abuse drugs. Thirdly, prohibiting drugs is expensive. SPIEGEL: How expensive? Miron: If it legalized drugs, the United States could save $85 billion to $90 billion per year. Roughly half that is spent on the current drugs policy and half that is lost in taxes that the state could have levied on legal drugs. *for the rest of this interesting interview:* http://www.spiegel.de/international...n-why-drugs-should-be-legalized-a-886289.html I lean toward legal drug use and sales, but I'm not 100% sure about it. I have some family and exfriends with drug and abuse problems and the shit being illegal sure hasn't stopped them from getting and using the stuff or from stealing my tools to buy it!!