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War on Drugs, What is it Good For?

With all the fiscal and labor investments the United States has made on the “war on drugs,” some citizens find it difficult to stand up for change in the country’s drug policy. However, this “war” has done very little in terms of curving drug use and instead has created a massive overpopulation problem in prisons, as more and more nonviolent users are locked up.

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War on Drugs Guest Speaker Next Monday

Romney and Obama seem to have largely ignored the status of the war on drugs this election cycle. It has neither come up in the two presidential debates nor in the vice-presidential debate. This is an important issue, though. According to drugpolicy.org, Federal and state governments spend about $51 billion each year on the war on drugs, and the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. According to an article in the International Business Times by Joe Romaine, 50.8% of federal inmates were incarcerated for drug offenses. In…

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