The war on drugs coupled with a failing criminal justice system has failed our communities. Not only has drug prohibition failed to eradicate drugs from society, it’s actually made our communities less safe!
Prohibition didn’t work with alcohol and it certainly has not work with street drugs. When a substance is prohibited, the demand does not evaporate, rather the market for the good is pushed to the black market, where violence is far too often used to resolve disputes. Prohibition leads to more violence, more addiction and more non violent citizens being locked in cages.
The heroin epidemic is a plague that is killing more people than automobile accidents. Washington’s repeating the same failed policy over and over has not worked!
We need to end mandatory minimums, end for profit prisons, and end the war on drugs. Addiction is not a crime, let doctors treat people instead of caging them up like animals.