Vermont prosecutor Robert Sand said it is time for the state of rethink its drug laws, which he characterize as wastes of money and lives. Sand, a prosecutor for 15 years and now the head of law enforcement in Windsor County, says he favors the decriminalization of all drugs and a health-based approach to people who use drugs.
He told the Rutland Herald he doesn’t favor drug use, but he also doesn’t think the role of government is to get people to stop drinking alcohol or doing drugs. It becomes an issue for government, he says, when people endanger other people. “Prohibition doesn’t work; we should have learned that with alcohol,” he said.