August 2, 2007

We do not see the drug users who hold down a job, pay the rent or the mortgage, and support a family. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, people naturally assume that most illegal drug users are like the ones they notice, who are apt to be the least discreet and the most antisocial. This is like assuming that the wino passing out in the gutter is a typical drinker.

– From Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use by Jacob Sullum

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