Hear Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), speak on the problems and costs of the war on drugs, and the reasons society would be better off if it were ended.
The FDA is “cracking down” on drugs which did not go through their ridiculously expensive FDA approval process; all pre-1938 drugs. According to the NY Times, 80% of all nitroglycerin pills on the market fall into this category. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/27/business/27nitro.html
Graham, 36, who got £1million when step-dad Bob Frazer scooped £14million in 2003, insisted he only had the drugs because of a compulsion to collect things. He said: "People offer me drugs and I buy them, I buy cheap. I don't sell them, they build up and build up and end up in boxes, there's shedloads of drugs.
This Saturday, the DEA wants people around the country to raid their medicine cabinets and bring their unwanted drugs to more than 3,400 collecting sites around the country. Bring us your unused prescription drugs, DEA saysFlushing drugs down the toilet could contaminate the water supply. And tossing them in the trash can make them easy to find for misuse.
When I suggest to someone that all drugs should be legalized, 90% of the time I am told how evil drugs are and how they lead to more crime and legalizing them would instantly turn the country into a violent hell hole. Anyone with an open mind can be shown how this is absolute nonsense.
Report of the global commission on drugs says the global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. It suggests to end the criminalization, marginalization and stigmatization of people who use drugs but who do no harm to others. Challenge rather than reinforce common misconceptions about drug markets, drug use and drug dependence.
The president said the traditional war on drugs had failed over the past half century, and that the United States' inability to deal with its drug consumption problem left Central America with no option but to promote legalizing drugs in some way.