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Friday, April 4, 2014

"DEA administrator claims that marijuana legalization imperils dogs"

Ilya Somin has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy, taking issue with the claim. In part:

Dog owners can reduce the already minor risk still further simply by storing marijuana, chocolate, and other such substances somewhere where the dog can’t reach them.

Meanwhile, every year hundreds or thousands of dogs are needlessly slaughtered in overaggressive police raids undertaken as part of the War on Drugs.Jacob Sullum’scritique of Leonhart’s argument includes links to descriptions of numerous reprehensible incidents of this type. Whether you focus on dogs or on humans, the War on Drugs destroys vastly more lives than it saves.

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