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    Paul O’Mahony
    It is important to distinguish the harms intrinsically connected to drug use from the many harms   in addition to the creation of a lucrative criminal black market in drugs   that are actually caused by prohibition. Prohibition-induced ignorance, confusion and rashness are lethal, as is prohibition’s blocking of an effective system of quality control. The latter is an ongoing disaster since most drug-related deaths are caused by contaminants in drugs or ignorance about the actual strength of doses bought on the black market.
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