Res Publica 20 (4):359-376 (2014)

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Jeffrey Glick
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
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The current debate on recreational drug policy is roughly a contest between prohibition advocates and legalization advocates. This paper offers a third alternative that is a compromise between those two. The centralized-use compromise can secure the autonomy interests that are important to defenders of legalization, and it can prevent harms to others that are the focus of prohibition arguments. The centralized-use compromise also offers a possible way to reduce the black market while also reducing the rate of addiction and the associated debasing harms to self
Keywords Drugs  Drug policy  Compromise  Prohibition  Legalization
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