Editorial contained specious arguments

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7031.635a (Published 09 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:635
  1. Thomas F G Esmonde
  1. Senior registrar in neurology 3 Sharman Close, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5GF

    EDITOR,—I find it reprehensible that the editor of the BMJ has decided to support the lobby for the legalisation of drugs.1 His specious arguments will be interpreted as the view of the medical profession as a whole precisely because they have come from the editor of the journal.

    Prohibition is not “working,” but it was never meant to be the measure that would solve society's dependence on drugs, only a way of making it more difficult to become dependent. The trouble with …

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