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Let's talk about drugs.

Posted by Mark Shreve on Dec 14, 2012 9:21:54 AM

Drug law is one of the most contentious issues we face today. Simply put, the war on drugs is not working. Prisons are clogged, cartels are larger than ever, and government spending is through the roof - with no results to show for all the effort. This article presents an eye-opening chart comparing the U.S. drug addiction rate with U.S. Drug Control spending between 1970-2010. On the other side of the spectrum is the legal/prescription narcotics industry. The line between safe, legal narcotics and harmful, illegal ones is becoming more and more blurred. For example, aspirin & other pain killers cause approximately 40,000 deaths a year, while marijuana causes approximately 0. We're working with a non-profit called Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). They're an international organization of criminal justice professionals who bear personal witness to the wasteful futility and harms of our current drug policies and are advocates for reform and legalization. They work to inform the public of how skewed our current drug laws are.

 
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