Drug prohibition second ‘only to slavery’

Libertarian vice presidential candidate Judge Jim Gray said that the issue of drug prohibition is “second on to slavery” in importance and called for the decimalization of drug use during two educational talks at two North Carolina universities.

Here is a report from the News & Observer:

CHAPEL HILL – During a two-day campaign swing through North Carolina, Libertarian vice presidential hopeful Jim Gray stopped on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to rail against U.S. drug policy.

Gray and Johnson support decriminalization — unlike their Republican and Democratic opponents — but Gray was sure to make a distinction: decriminalization doesn’t mean legalization. It means that illicit substances, like marijuana and cocaine, would be regulated similar to alcohol or prescription medication, whereas full legalization would mean such substances could be sold over-the-counter.

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