You Think America May Be Ready to Do Away With Drug Prohibition?

Question by : You think America may be ready to do away with drug prohibition?
The rest of the World is doing it and its working big time. The success rate is Phenomenal. Check out this report from Scientific American. This is no run of the mill magazine article or Fox News hack. This is the real deal.

In the face of a growing number of deaths and cases of HIV linked to drug abuse, the Portuguese government in 2001 tried a new tack to get a handle on the problem—it decriminalized the use and possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD and other illicit street drugs. The theory: focusing on treatment and prevention instead of jailing users would decrease the number of deaths and infections.

Five years later, the number of deaths from street drug overdoses dropped from around 400 to 290 annually, and the number of new HIV cases caused by using dirty needles to inject heroin, cocaine and other illegal substances plummeted from nearly 1,400 in 2000 to about 400 in 2006, according to a report released recently by the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C, libertarian think tank.

Still not happy no problem here is another great magazine company with no bias whatsoever. Unlike some News agencies we know. You know what I am talking about.,8599,1893946,00.html

Best answer:

Answer by ioerr
I don’t know what America’s ready for but I think it’s way past time to end it.

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