Nation Topics - Drug War and Drug Policy
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Drug users deserve the chance to prevent HIV, too.
The Nation's Sasha Abramsky and Obama's Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske, speak at length about the administration's drug reform agenda.
On October 1, just one month before Californians voted on Proposition 19, Sasha Abramsky spoke by phone with Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, about prospects for drug reform in America.
A special Nation forum, with contributions from Ethan Nadelmann, Marc Mauer, Bruce Western, Tracy Velázquez, David Cole and Laura Carlsen.
The prospects for reforming drug policy have never been so good.
Congress's vote to scale back mandatory sentences for federal crack cocaine offenses was a watershed in the long campaign for better drug policy.
America doesn't have a drug problem. It has a poverty problem.
Drug courts have helped some addicts recover. But they may be delaying expansion of treatment programs that will best reduce harms from addiction.
The drug war has been waged not only on traffickers and users but on liberty and equality.
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