Comment by Mark Kleiman

 I’m confused. (Perhaps I have company.) What policy is John proposing?
 Holland has quasi-legalized cannabis and mushrooms. It hasn’t done anything
 remotely resembling legalizing cocaine. At the end of Prohibition, we
 legalized alcohol — made it an item of commerce that could be freely
 promoted. So which is it to be: quasi-legalization, legalization, or
 continued prohibition?

 Whichever policy we choose, we have to live with all the consequences, not
 just the ones we like.

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