May 3, 2012

Administration offers new alternative to 'drug war' - San Antonio Express-News

San Antonio Express-News: "The Obama administration's top drug policy official said Tuesday that although the government continues anti-drug efforts on the Southwest border, “we cannot arrest our way out of the drug problem.”

National Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske — the drug czar — said it's time to “treat drug addiction as a disease.”

The administration's “third way” strategy seeks a middle ground between drug legalization and an enforcement-heavy “war on drugs,” Kerlikowske said in a speech at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank founded by John Podesta, former White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. read more

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