Sunday, May 17, 2009

The End to the War on Drugs

The head of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has said that the War on Drugs should be dropped, as the term seems to suggest a war on the people when the current administration is trying to make the drug issue one of public health rather than of criminal justice. As many as 1 in 10 Americans are/have been in jail or are on probation for something related to drugs. With little progress achieved through the strong arm of justice, and proven alternatives (safe injection sites, education, needle exchanges and the legalization of drugs) it seems only logical that the "war on drugs" should end.

Read more in the Wall Street Journal here.