Busting the Drug War: The Dawn of Drug Policy Reform

“Who are we, this drug policy reform movement? We’re the people who love drugs; we’re the people who hate drugs; and we’re the people who don’t give a damn about drugs. But every one of us believes that the war on drugs is not the way to deal with this stuff. So, what we’re doing now, we are building a political movement. This is a movement for individual freedom and social justice.”

Ethan Nadelmann, founder/director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading drug policy reform organization, traces the hidden history of drugs laws, which are intimately connected with racism and the political exploitation of people’s fears. He offers a set of practical and effective policy reforms that are now being advocated by a rising tide of former drug warriors

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