Congressmen Help Launch Drug War Exit Strategy Guide

On Thursday, the Drug Policy Alliance will release An Exit Strategy for the Failed War on Drugs.

This comprehensive report contains 75 broad and incremental recommendations for legislative reforms related to civil rights, deficit reduction, law enforcement, foreign policy, sentencing and re-entry, effective drug treatment, public health, and drug prevention education.

The guide will be released at a forum on the Hill cosponsored by Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), both of whom fought for major drug policy reform at the local level before running for Congress and winning. This new generation of legislators has demonstrated that support for drug policy reform is no detriment to electoral success — and in fact that it can be a key asset.

– Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.

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  1. gutrod on

    Any exit strategy would have to be approved by the NRA who stand to lose billions in weapon sales. The DEA would also have to lay off thousands saving the taxpayer some big needed bucks.

  2. Mrs. RatsRectum on

    I read the first four pages, and I’m in full agreement with all of the points. I have to find the time to read the rest of the strategy for the details. I have to work for a living at my dead-end job which has shitty working conditions, and am not some professor in an ivory tower with a lot more free time than your average worker. So, sitting here in Pennsylvania, which has 80% approval for medical marijuana and nothing happening, I’m wondering what the guy who ran the Franklin & Marshal College poll that produced that 80% figure thinks of the strategy. What do other opinion makers in other parts of the commonwealth make of it? Does this help Senator Daylin Leach? One of the first things to go has to be the prohibition imposed on us by international treaties, bunch of prohibitionists in the U.N. and in W.H.O. and sitting over in Vienna, bunch of foreigners telling us what we can and can’t do within our own borders that basically infringes upon my human rights to choose my medicine, to decide on my medicine. As a cancer victim, I can tell you people just will not put up with cannabis prohibition. My message for you prohibitionists is that it’s always different when it’s you or someone you dearly love. When it’s someone else, someone you don’t know, you couldn’t give a shit any less. But when it’s you it is always different, always.