40 Years Of Failed "War on Drugs" Is Enough
On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." Forty years later, looking at the carnage drug prohibition has caused, it is safe to say that the policy has failed. President Barack Obama has expressed a willingness to look at drug policy from a public health perspective, and his drug czar claimed that he was ending the "war on drugs." Earlier this year, the president himself even told LEAP that he believes legalization to be "an entirely legitimate topic for debate." Still, his policies have not reflected much of a real shift in priorities. Tell President Obama that actions speak louder than words and that a real - not just a rhetorical - end to the "war on drugs" is long overdue.