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The War on Drugs

It is my opinion that The War on Drugs is a joke and a waste of taxpayer money.

Many people may not realize that supporting the legislation of morality does little to help your neighbor.

Don’t take my word for it… read about the below example from Forbes.  It follows the decriminalization of drug use over a period of 10 years.  The results may surprise you – abuse is down by over 50%.

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Many of these innovative treatment procedures would not have emerged if addicts had continued to be arrested and locked up rather than treated by medical experts and psychologists. Currently 40,000 people in Portugal are being treated for drug abuse. This is a far cheaper, far more humane way to tackle the problem. Rather than locking up 100,000 criminals, the Portuguese are working to cure 40,000 patients and fine-tuning a whole new canon of drug treatment knowledge at the same time.

None of this is possible when waging a war.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/07/05/ten-years-after-decriminalization-drug-abuse-down-by-half-in-portugal/