Here’s an excerpt of Bellingham Herald article written by retired Whatcom County Superior Court Judge David A. Nichols:
“It is my fervent belief that this state and nation must come to recognize that continuing to treat drug users as criminals perpetuates an evil that rewards the drug sellers and corrupts our society. Until we honestly and appropriately deal with the entire drug issue as a health problem analogous to tobacco or liquor, and not as a ‘war’ we cannot win, we will continue to reap the whirlwind of huge world-wide illegal drug profits which are costing us billions, threatening the stability of nations, causing soaring crime rates and diverting money which is sorely needed elsewhere.”
My opinion? Way to tell the truth, Judge!
Read on, it’s an excellent article.