SchwartzReport: Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths

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schwartz reportFinally some actual facts about drugs and drug use. This report is, I hope, the first of many making it clear that the War on Drugs is basically a racist jihad against the poor and disadvantaged used to support an entire bureaucracy of police, judges, prosecutors, prisons, prison guards, and everyone else who can figure an angle to get their snout in the public tax money trough under this umbrella. All these people ar! e making a living off the pain and suffering of millions, mostly people of color. Worse this war is responsible, in the same way the alcohol prohibition created the modern Mafia, for creating the Drug cartels. The entire effort is a study in dysfunction, greed, racism, and stupidity, and it has been going on now for decades with no appreciable effect on reducing drug availability.

Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths
KRISTEN GWYNNE – AlterNet (U.S.)