As the U.S. government continues to fight its futile war on drugs, marijuana possession arrests have now become more common than all other crimes combined, according to a new report focused on showing the human toll of criminalizing drug use and published by Human Rights Watch (HRW.org).
The war on drugs in the U.S. is a palpable failure. Drug-possession arrests more than doubled between 1979 and 2016. The prison population now includes more than half a million Americans jailed for drug offenses, in comparison to only 41,000 in 1980. Over the last four decades, the war on drugs has restricted individual rights and created an environment of violence and inequality, but it has done almost nothing to solve the problems associated with drug abuse.
H/t reader squodgy:
“The single most beneficial natural herb for the human body has been vilified by the mainstream media on behalf of the global pharmaceutical manufacturers, since I was a lad in the !960’s.
Sadly, in those days it was as a recreational drug, for smoking or ingesting in buns.
Research has proved this simple herb can stop cancer in its tracks and benefit the whole body, as an oil or as a leaf.
Why believe what “they” say anymore?”
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