The War on Drugs – it’s not just about marijuana

Now that the most recent Gallup Poll finds that 58% of Americans support legalization of marijuana, we must face the reality that while ending the marijuana war will reduce a large number of arrests — 750,000 arrests each year, one person arrested every 42 seconds for marijuana — the reality is the bigger part of the drug problem is the other illegal drugs. They produce more arrests, more incarceration, more money and more deaths. The United States needs to face up to the fact that it is not only the marijuana war that has failed but the entire war on drugs. Continue reading