Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Richard Branson: Time to end the war on drugs

The war on drugs in America has been a massive failure. The ridiculousness of the drug policy of the United States will be discussed in traditional criminal justice degree programs, online programs and social science courses for years to come. Over half of all Americans polled believe that marijuana use should be legal, taxed and regulated. Drug reform policy is moving quickly in other countries, and America needs to keep up.Richard Branson has come out fighting to end the war on drug users.He writes in his blog
'Ten years ago the Portuguese Government responded to widespread public concern over drugs by rejecting a “war on drugs” approach and instead decriminalized drug possession and use.'
Drug use went down and property theft has dropped dramatically (50% - 80% of all property theft worldwide is caused by drug users).
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