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Ironically the alcohol consumption had declined significantly to 1.96 gallons/capita in years leading up to Prohibition.

I do not really find it ironical. If the sobriety movement had not already been succesfull, prohibition would never been enacted.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Jan 10th, 2008 at 08:36:54 PM EST
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Fair point, but given that 1.96 gallons/capita is one of the lowest on record it would seem that a militant "sobriety movement" rather than outright legal prohibition was more successful in reducing consumption.  Applying this to "hard drugs"  might therefore tend to support the Education rather than criminalisation argument.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 06:18:59 AM EST
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