Milton Friedman

Economist and Nobel Laureate

"Illegality creates obscene profits that finance the murderous tactics of the drug lords; illegality leads to the corruption of law enforcement officials; illegality monopolises the efforts of honest law forces so that they are starved for resources to fight the simpler crimes, of robbery, theft and assault. Drugs are a tragedy for addicts. But criminalising their use converts that tragedy into a disaster for society, for users and non-users alike."
Former UN Secretary-General
Actor
President of Colombia
Former President of Switzerland
Former UK Deputy Prime Minister
President of the United States of America
Former President of the United States of America
Actor
Head of the United Nations Development Programme
Former President of Uruguay
Former Head of MI5
Former Archbishop of Cantebury
Actor, writer, television presenter and film director
Author and journalist
Former UK drugs minister
Former President of the United States of America
Entrepreneur, CEO of Virgin
TV chef
US Senator and former Republican presidential nominee
Former President of the Royal College of Physicians
Former President of Brazil
Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Former US Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan