Decriminalization of drugs

It's your call

May 08, 1992

After several months of study and public hearings, the Governor's Drug and Alcohol Commission has voted 43-0 against the legalization or decriminalization of drugs. Commission chairman Dr. Neil Solomon says decriminalization would send the wrong message to drug abusers, casual users, drug traffickers and the youths of Maryland. He also says drug use is beginning to decline. Advocates of decriminalization say current enforcement strategies do not work and legalization would reduce drug use by making drug dealing less profitable.

The Evening Sun would like to know whether you agree with the commission's action. Do you believe drug use is declining?

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