May 13, 2011

Legalization: Ending war on drugs could help trim deficit

A voice from the mountains of North Carolina

Ending war on drugs could help trim deficit: "There is a way of dealing with a large part of the deficit: stop the war on drugs. Thousands of Mexicans are rallying against the carnage this war inflicts on their country. Drug dealing is a profitable business for drug cartels and for drug pushers on our streets. It causes thousands of arrests for victimless crimes, overloads our criminal justice system from police departments to courts. Our prisons would be half empty without this war

We spend billions of dollars for each step — starting with funding the Mexican slaughter. A fraction of that money would be needed if we decriminalized drugs and treated drug abuse as a social and medical problem, as we do alcohol."

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