Apr 18, 2012

"New" White House Drug Control Strategy: New Rhetoric, Same Failed Policies

"Huffington Post: "The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (more commonly known as the drug czar's office) released its 2012 National Drug Control Strategy today.

The strategy is nearly identical to previous national drug strategies. While the rhetoric is new -- reflecting the fact that three-quarters of Americans consider the drug war a failure -- the substance of the actual policies is the same. In reality, the administration is prioritizing low-level drug arrests, trampling on state medical marijuana laws, and expanding supply-side interdiction approaches -- while doing nothing to actually reduce the harms of drug addiction and misuse, such as the escalating overdose epidemic." read more

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