America’s War on Drugs Sputters to an End

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    by Diane Dimond

    I’m going to make a bold prediction: America’s War on Drugs is now officially over.

    Oh, no one in Washington is going to make any sort of announcement to confirm this, but take it from me: Our four-decades-old drug war strategy is now formally kaput. To be entirely honest, it has been sputtering along for years now accomplishing little and costing us upward of a trillion dollars.

    Citizens in two states — Washington and Colorado — sealed the deal. They voted that marijuana should be legalized, no prescription or medical excuse needed. And not only is recreational pot smoking by adults legal in those two places now, but medicinal use of marijuana is already the will of the people in 18 other states and the District of Columbia.

    Sure looks like a trend to me.

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    Obama goin' after dem drug traffickers...
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    Legalization of pot is already getting some second thoughts. I have relatives in Colorado, traffic accidents are up 13% due to drugged driving and the veterinarians have overflowing offices because of pot poisoning in animals.
     
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    New tools in the war on drugs...
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    US tries new tools in anti-drug fight
    Mon, Apr 29, 2013 - Drug smugglers who race across the Caribbean in speedboats typically jettison their cargo when spotted by surveillance aircraft, hoping any chance of prosecuting them will vanish with the drugs sinking to the bottom of the sea.
     
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    Never underestimate the willingness of people driven by profits to reverse this trend.

    The anti-drug industry (police, legal and prisons) generates more profits for War on Drugs warriors than the drug business generates for their criminal counterparts.

    the fact that the people are becoming saner in no way insures that their governments will likewise.
     
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    there4eyeM unlicensed metaphysician

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    Maybe we could display some prominent public figure in front of, oh, say, some kind of sign or drape that says, "Mission accomplished!" and have done with it.
     
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    There never was a war on drugs, beyond use of the words themselves. There's been an accommodation of drugs, but no war on drugs. The real money is IN drugs. Not the prohibition of drugs. The real money is in rehab, suing people who refuse to accommodate drug addicts, counseling, clean needle programs, safe use of drugs, half way houses, and an entire drug accommodation industry.
     

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