Black market the problem

I cannot believe you fail to acknowledge that the cause of this problem is prohibition.

Re: “Ecstasy threat real say Nelson Police” Page 1, January 27

I cannot believe you fail to acknowledge that the cause of this problem is prohibition. When drugs are legal a regulated users know what they are getting and can take personal responsibility without needlessly endangering themselves with unknown substances. The black market and prohibition are the enemy, not drugs.

Dave Lane

Santa Cruz, California