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  • The Radicals Were Always Right: Now Is the Time to Decriminalize All Drugs

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images)Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

    Treating drug users as whole people with human rights rather than as criminals used to be considered a radical act but that is changing. Mass incarceration and a far-reaching opioid crisis are forcing even former anti-drug crusaders to consider tackling addiction as a health issue rather than a criminal one.

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