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US VA: Editorial: States Lead Way On New Pot Policy

 

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URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v13/n472/a02.html

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Webpage: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/09/states-lead-way-new-pot-policy

Pubdate: Sun, 15 Sep 2013

Source: Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA)

Copyright: 2013 The Virginian-Pilot

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Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/483

 

STATES LEAD WAY ON NEW POT POLICY

 

Aggressive enforcement of federal drug laws has proven quite effective at building up law enforcement agencies and exploding government expenditures.  But actually reducing drug use in the U.S.? Not quite.

 

That assessment isn't in dispute.  An Associated Press investigation in 2010 revealed this nation has spent $1 trillion on drug-control efforts since 1970.  In return, an estimated 37 million nonviolent drug offenders have been imprisoned, the number of overdoses has steadily increased and the number of drug users nearly doubled.

 

The federal government seems finally to be recognizing that a policy change is necessary.  And that it may not have all the answers.

 

[Remainder snipped]

 

 

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

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