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A Solution for the War on Drugs?

Regarding the article "War on Drugs Becomes More Cooperative, Global," Jan. 29: If anyone seriously wanted a stronger, more innovative approach to fighting the war against drugs, they would fight to make them legal. This article makes it plain that the whole mess is fueled by the tremendous amount of money that's made from the illegal sale of drugs.

If opponents claim that illegality is preventing drugs from claiming more victims, how do they explain the number of casualties after decades of strict illegality? J. E. Herendeen, Lyndonville, N.Y.

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