Drug Policy: America Gets It …
… SO WHY DON’T OUR LEADERS?
For years, this website has been railing against America’s failed “War on Drugs” – and arguing strenuously in favor of the decriminalization of marijuana and other drugs.
Why? Because individual liberty encompasses medical and recreational drug use – and even if you think it doesn’t, America simply cannot afford to continue imprisoning millions of people on non-violent drug charges.
Two states have legalized marijuana in recent years. Unfortunately both states are attempting to tax it to death. Meanwhile U.S. President Barack Obama – in direct contravention of his campaign promises – has been stepping up his war on medical marijuana.
Slaves to the prison-industrial complex, all of them … and the religious right, when it comes to “Republicans.”
The two-party system doesn’t get it, but Americans do …
According to the latest data from the Pew Center, 67 percent of Americans believe government should “focus more on providing treatment for those who use illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine.” Only 26 percent “think the government’s focus should be on prosecuting users of such hard drugs.”
Hmmmm … what about option “C?” Paying for neither?
Anyway, 54 percent of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use – compared to 42 percent who believe it should remain illegal. That’s a dramatic shift from just a decade ago, when only 32 percent favored legalization and 60 percent believed marijuana should stay illegal.
Meanwhile overwhelming majorities now view alcohol abuse as more dangerous than marijuana abuse.
Seriously … wake up, politicians. Your people are trying to tell you something. Specifically, they’re sick of you moralizing against their choices – and sick of paying the tab associated with that sanctimony.
They want you to expand freedom, reduce government and lower their tax burden by ending this failed four-decade experiment that has flushed more than $1 trillion down the drain.
Pew surveyed more than 1,800 Americans from February 14-23. To view its findings for yourself, CLICK HERE.