Reader: Are meth and heroin really worse than prescription drugs and tobacco?

On Monday, Alex Brown posted about a "Drugs in the Americas: Legalization of Marijuana," a panel discussion during which the Drug Policy Alliance's Evan Nadelmann argued for broader drug legalization.

His position was echoed by a number of readers, including this one.

Scott Ingalsbe writes:

The biggest killers are already legal booze, prescriptions and tobacco. So what harm can meth, heroin and cocaine really do if legal?

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