Addiction is Not a Crime

Grassroots Bill- End the war on drugs

Dale Kerns is dedicated to ending the war on drugs, by opening free markets to solve the addiction crisis in America. On March 12, 2017 Dale Kerns held a Town Hall to begin a grassroots bill drafted by people affected the most by the drug war. The “Addiction Is Not A Crime” Bill was born on that day in celebration of Dale’s cousin Dan’s birthday. Dan died from a fatal overdose in 2015.

Economic Failure

The War on drugs has failed us in many ways. Spending more money on government programs has not worked. Government continues to expand programs to “stop drug use” despite clear evidence that show the programs actually lead to growth in use and abuse. Dale Kerns believes in the free market and treating addiction as a health issue. Addicts need help, they don’t need to be punished.

Heroin Overdose Deaths Rise

The amount of people dying is a direct result of the war on drugs coupled with neglecting the real problems addicts face. We need a common sense approach to solving this problem, starting with the “Addiction is not a Crime” Bill.