Present law does not stop drugs being easily available to teenagers who want them. Where once drugs had to be fetched from the nearest city, they can now be purchased from youthful vendors in a dormitory suburb. Our county police can hardly infiltrate the teenage scene, and it flourishes almost unchecked.
Legalised drug sale, which must have age limits as for tobacco and alcohol, will not stop teenagers getting hold of drugs, but it should stop them being involved with a criminal set-up whose sole aim is to increase their consumption and dependence.
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