How To Properly Regulate Drugs
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William F. Buckley, Jr.
William F. Buckley, that late, great icon of conservatism, had a sister who had cancer. During her treatment, she persuaded her brother to find and acquire marijuana for her to counteract the effects of chemotherapy. The experience, along with extensive research, led Buckley to become one of the more outspoken advocates of the legalization, regulation and taxation of illegal drugs. Buckley didn’t just write for his own magazine, The National Review, but also syndicated his columns, which is how the conservative Tampa Tribune ended up carrying these pro-legalization columns, where I read them.
The columns were printed in the early 1990s, as the United States was dealing with the deficits and debt created by the Reagan and Bush41 administrations and a recession, and in the early days of the Clinton administration. Buckley made some very important points in his columns, but to put part of what he wrote in context, one needed to have seen the original 1989 BBC
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