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Should the US Legalize Drugs?

"It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago, and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. And yet, 22 million Americans—9% of the population—still uses illegal drugs, and with the highest incarceration rate in the world, we continue to fill our prisons with drug offenders. Decimated families and communities are left in the wake. Is it time to legalize drugs or is this a war that we're winning?"          -IntelligencSquaredus.org

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Hello x:

Lemme see.. Having spent $2.5 trillion dollars over 30 years, resulting in the highest incarceration rate in the world, and with 22 million Americans still using illegal drugs, I dunno HOW you can call that a victory..

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Yes but either way, we are fucked. Either half the country will be high or we spend half the country's budget on stopping people from getting high.

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Oh, hell, I've been preaching that drugs should be legalized, taxed, and the monies collected used for good drug education since before I quit street drugs in the mid 80s.

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