40 Years of Drug War Hasn't Worked; "Time for a Change," Says 9-Year Veteran | | AlterNet: "After 22 years, ONDCP (White House Office of National Drug Control Policy - aka "the drug czar) has proven to be an ineffectual waste of money. Anti-drug efforts remain haphazard and uncoordinated. Federal anti-drug prosecutions are unfocused, wasteful and racially discriminatory....
Over the past 40 years, the federal government has spent, cumulatively, roughly a half trillion dollars on the “war on drugs.” By FY 1975, federal anti-drug spending had climbed to $680 million. For the past 20 years, federal spending on drugs has exceeded $15 billion per year including the costs of imprisonment."
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