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I WOULD like to congratulate David March on highlighting the social blight created in this country by the promotion of alcohol (Letters, August 15).
We live in a society where drug use is regulated so that vested interests of the brewers and the Government are protected.
Imagine the increased tax burden this country would face if we all stopped purchasing alcohol. There again, there would be fewer hospital admissions and we would need a lot fewer police.
As long as the Government and councils rely on alcohol sales to create revenue, then citizens will continue to have their lives blighted by yobbish and drunken behaviour.
Most global observers, and indeed a report undertaken the previous government, state cannabis is certainly no more harmful than alcohol, or tobacco for that matter, but anyone can grow it, so how do they tax it?
Stuart K Grant, Swann Street, York.
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