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A new day for the 'war on drugs'

"This might get lost in the news today, but the Obama administration just took a real step toward reforming drug policy. The beginning of the end of the war on drugs? Could be."--RM

It didn't get much attention, but the Obama administration did something interesting yesterday: it unveiled a new approach on U.S. drug policy. As Keli Goff reported, "It appears that the administration may finally be ready to put the so-called drug war to bed and replace it with a much more commonsense drug policy focused on rehabilitation, not incarceration."


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Asclepius's picture

Why even bother to listen - its merely fodder for dissapointment

"drug policy focused on rehabilitation"

Translation: "a shift from illicit drug dependency to psychotherapy and big pharma drug dependency"

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley

Lip service

There is WAYYYYY too much profit in the prison industrial complex for him to pull this off, even if he meant every word. Did you know that many judges and attorneys own stock in the prison corporations? What in interesting conflict of interest that they are not obligated to disclose to the people they declare "guilty" and send to prison...
Yeah, Obama wants to end the war on drugs the same way Reagan wanted a gold standard. "They just won't let me."

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I don't support Obama, but I

I don't support Obama, but I would offer him my support on ending the failed war on drugs.. that's for sure!