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  • The War on Drugs Failed, So Why Isn't It Over?

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | News Analysis

    A man is arrested after police found drug paraphernalia in a suspicious home in Camden, N.J., Oct. 22, 2006. Many activists agree that drug decriminalization is necessary, but not all see legalization as the best course of action. (Photo: Tyler Hicks / The New York Times) A man is arrested after police found drug paraphernalia in a home in Camden, New Jersey, October 22, 2006. (Photo: Tyler Hicks / The New York Times)

    Global health experts agree that the war on drugs has done more harm than good, but millions of people continue to be arrested for nonviolent drug offenses each year, including 1.5 million in the US alone. Why are politicians so far behind, even as calls for legalization go mainstream?

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