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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

Mike23 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 8:35 AM
@ Originalist, Every drug recalled for being deadly or dangerous, which there have been many, was first deemed safe for consumption bt the FDA. Oooops Empirically speaking, marijuana ingestion has NEVER killed anyone and is safer than what the govt. currently allows!
Forty years ago, the United States locked up fewer than 200 of every 100,000 Americans. Then President Nixon declared war on drugs. Now we lock up more of our people than any other country -- more even than the authoritarian regimes in Russia and China.

A war on drugs -- on people, that is -- is unworthy of a country that claims to be free.

Unfortunately, this outrage probably won't be discussed in Tampa or Charlotte.

The media (including Fox News) run frightening stories about Mexican cocaine cartels and marijuana gangs. Few of my colleagues stop to think that this is...