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US ends ‘war on drugs’ | The NORML Stash Blog

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6 responses to “US ends ‘war on drugs’”

  1. Ray_Christl_THC_Ministry_asia

    Change of voice will suggest forced treatment . This new “best practices” policy is a step towards science with soundness of research methodology,as the standard globally.

  2. BenJaMin

    I think the tides are turning and california Will Tax and legalize and regulation some really good herb and cut a few hundred million on people going aroud the forests of california choppin down ganja plants. Great report! Go :nleaf: ! :bongin:

  3. john

    i wonder who causes more harm to society; someone peacefully smoking marijuana at home,or power addicts[politicians] who establish such laws,not caring how many people,pets are killed in SWAt raids,how many are now languishing in our prisons,how much tax money is spent on this failed prohibition… gee,hard choice-right?

  4. Bud Green

    Just reposted a Union-Trib interview with Kerlikowske where he attempts to clarify the “drug war is over” comments, but then he weighs in on Tax Cannabis 2010, the legalization measure in California. “You’re not going to eliminate the black market with the taxes on marijuana,” he says, and estimated tax revenues are based on a “foundation of sand.”

    Which raises some obvious follow-up questions, like how the feds are going to eliminate the black market through continued prohibition and prosecutions. And how receiving no tax revenues from marijuana is better than establishing a system that encourages and actually rewards compliance with the law.

    OMG, don’t get me started. :-x

  5. Stephen D.

    What a load of BS, do he seriously expect the public to buy this? Well they probably wil actually :-(

  6. Delpart

    The snake oil is in the fine print as usual. The idea of treatment being a focus is simply the drug court punishment strategy. More money for drug-free workplace methods as well. Many people caught up in random testing at work get a similar choice as the courts: “treatment” or prosecution/persecution.

    The only difference in the private sector is that if you choose to go on probation with your job for 6-18 months, they wont list your point of termination being due to drug abuse. Many people assume a criminal record is the only thing that dissuades or follows you.. But in this recession especially, one cannot have anything referring to drug abuse hanging over one’s head.

    Being forced out of a job by refusal of testing is not healthy for America and is often the last choice an individual can make. We all need income.

    I still cannot fathom how people believe the strategy is not simply more of the same. The efforts to force drug treatment was just another spin off industry that has been in place for some time. Nothing new in the specifics of the strategy at all I might add. I find nothing in the written policy that shows the focus will be on education and harm reduction over law enforcement. Just like the budget reflects.

    I know his job is to lie, but this is really overstepping even his job description to pursue this farce. We can rename their efforts but it is still war.

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