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Take Action: Help Break the Taboo on Drug Policy Debate and Reform


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JL
- 582 days ago - takepart.com
To judge by the number of people killed and imprisoned, and the continuing massive market for illegal substances, the global war on drugs has failed. It is time to call for a new approach, an approach that reduces the harm drug dependence causes to indi



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Vicky P. (462)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:07 pm
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JL A. (272)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:31 pm
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Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:45 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, J.L.A.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:00 am
Signed J L A
 

Carolanne Powell (59)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:32 am
Noted & signed
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:49 am
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Joe R. (189)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:57 am
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 10:04 am
Signed.
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 10:38 am
Thanks J.L. Messaged signed and sent. Post noted.
"We must seriously consider shifting resources away from criminalising tens of millions of otherwise law abiding citizens, and move towards an approach based on health, harm-reduction, cost-effectiveness and respect for human rights." That is the most reasonable approach and the one I can support.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:07 am
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You are welcome John. I think we view this issue similarly--we were so slow to implement Drug Courts and other earlier in the criminal cycle interventions that we grew the problem by too exclusively viewing it as a criminal justice issue requiring such sanctions rather than treatment--and fostering many into more serious crimes by housing them with serious offenders. It is a failed policy that costs taxpayers far more than a more humane approach. You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:08 pm
Say what you want about Portugal but they have the most civilized approach to drugs. The war on drugs as I have said before, is an oxymoron especially when the US government is the biggest purchaser and purveyor of illegal drugs in the nation.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 6:17 pm
Thank you for taking action!
Thanks for joining the campaign to end the war on drugs.

Action gladly taken. Thank you J.L. A.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 6:35 pm
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Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:43 pm
I am in no way going to support the "right" for people to fry their minds and put others in danger by doing so. Usually many others. 90 percent of felons were on drugs when they committed their violent crime. Someone else paid for their "right" to be high.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:41 pm
I am very sorry you are not open to learning about the data and the research which pretty universally supports a public health approach to drug addiction instead of wanting to transform addicts into skilled criminals by incarcerating them with professional thieves and killers Heidi while your choice costs all of us a whole lot more as taxpayers with fewer results and benefits.
 

Joan M. (1091)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:18 pm
Signed & Noted Thanks J.L.
 

rene davis (74)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:39 pm
thanks.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:57 pm
You are welcome Rene.
 
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