Whereas, the overall situation regarding the use of drugs in our society and
   the crime and misery that accompanies it has continued to deteriorate for
   several decades; and
Whereas, our society has continued to attempt, at enormous financial cost,
   and loss of civil liberties, to resolve drug abuse problems through the
   criminal justice system, with the accompanying increases of prisons and
   numbers of inmates; and
Whereas, the huge untaxed revenues generated by the illicit drug trade are
   undermining legitimate governments world-wide; and
Whereas, the present system has spawned a cycle of hostility by the
   incarceration of disproportionate numbers of African-Americans, Hispanics,
   and other minority groups; and
Whereas, the number of people who have contracted AIDS, hepatitis, and other
   diseases from contaminated hypodermic needles is epidemic under our
   present system; and
Whereas, in our society's zeal to pursue our criminal approach, legitimate
   medical uses for the relief of pain and suffering of patients have been
Therefore be it resolved that our society must recognize drug use and abuse
   as the medical and social problems that they are and that they must be
   treated with medical and social solutions; and
Further be it resolved that an objective commission be immediately empowered
   by the President and by Congress to recommend the revision of drug laws of
   these United States in order to reduce the harm our current policies are

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            Judge James P. Gray 
            Orange County Superior Court 
            700 Civic Center Drive West 
            Santa Ana, CA 92701