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Rethink The 'War on Drugs'


Drug abuse is a horrific thing. It destroys the lives of individuals, families and communities. It affects the very old and the very young and all ages in between. Its effects can be quickly devastating or slowly agonizing. The direct and indirect costs in human misery are immeasurable.

That said, America’s “War on Drugs” as it has been waged during the past 45 years has been a failure. It has failed to meet its primary purpose, to eradicate drug abuse. After more than four decades and more than a trillion dollars in direct costs, illegal drugs are just as easy, if not easier, to pro...

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