End the “War on Drugs”

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June 16, 2011
The Nation Blog
by Peter Rothberg  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"Tomorrow's 40th anniversary of President Nixon's declaration of the War on Drugs comes amid growing recognition that the policy, and all that it wrought, is a complete disaster. Shifting priorities toward a more sensible approach that offers treatment rather than punishment for addicts may seem like a daunting task but public opinion is increasingly opposed to the war on drugs, and many states facing tight budgets are de-emphasizing expensive criminalization in favor of strategies that decrease the penal population." (06/16/11)



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