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The War on Drugs is an Epic Failure

As we draw closer to election day where the fate of three state marijuana legalization initiatives will be decided, it is always a good time to reiterate and remember just what a disastrous policy the War on Drugs has been for the last forty plus years and counting — and this info-graphic created by does just that:

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  1. October 15, 2012 at 6:39 am

    It’s interesting to see the figures! Shows that something needs to be done before the problem is more out of control than what it already is! How is being arrested for possession going to stop the problem? Incarcerate the person and ruin their life? I think that’s worse than using a drug! It also brings into question youth’s perceptions of law enforcement, especially if youth are caught up in the whole ordeal. Prohibition of drugs does nothing to stop youth using drugs, I think we really need to have a serious think about change!


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