Apr 5, 2012

Is the 'war on drugs' really accomplishing anything?

SILive.com: "Mark Kleiman of UCLA, a policy analyst, was recently discussing drug policy with someone who said he had no experience with illegal drugs, not even marijuana, because he is of “the gin generation.”

Ah, said Kleiman, gin: “A much more dangerous drug.”

Twenty percent of all American prisoners - 500,000 people - are incarcerated for dealing illegal drugs, but alcohol causes as much as half of America’s criminal violence and vehicular fatalities. read more

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