Call Off the Global Drug War

To make drug policies more humane and more effective, the U.S. should rehabilitate non-violent, casual drug users, and undermine the power of organized crime. Full Story »

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William Hughes-Games
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by William Hughes-Games - Jun. 19, 2011

Straight forward, no nonsense commentary as we always got from Jimmy Carter. If America had listened to him and followed his advice we wouldn't be beholden to desert despots now and the economic crisis would never have happened.

As long as the American banks are making big money from laundering the drug money (recent article in News Trust), from Mexico, this very sensible policy will never be enacted. Some time ago I read a study that it is 30 times more cost effective to treat addicts than to try to stop drugs coming into the country in order to decrease the drug trade. Sorry I can't remember where I read this.

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