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Drug Prohibition: A History

Organized Crime in the 1920's and Prohibition

Prohibition and the Rise of the American Gangster

US government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition

Prohibition Began 100 Years Ago This Week-And We're Still Paying

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"People know the drug war has failed."- Tom Ammiano

A Brief History of the Drug War

"The drug war has failed because it defines any use of an illegal drug as abuse in need of treatment, forced if necessary.

The drug war has been building for almost 100 years.

It began with the flawed logic of social engineers such as Richmond Pearson Hobson and Harry Jacob Anslinger to punish anyone who used or sold drugs they didn't like.

As the situation deteriorated, Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Nixon and then Ronald Reagan escalated the war.

Academics predicted failure but were ignored." - John Chase


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6 Brave Researchers Busting The Myths Behind The War On Drugs

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When is the government going to learn that it can not police drug abuse when it is a symptom of a sick society?"

Brian M. Levine MD


"It's been corporate policy for at least 18 years that every new hire excrete on command while a rubber-gloved nurse waits outside with her ear plastered to the door.

Those who test positive for illegal drugs don't get their promised job, on grounds that someone who can't stay off the stuff long enough to pass a one-time, advance-notice screening might have a problem.

This despite the fact that we generally don't operate machinery heavier than a coffee pot, aren't likely to sell our secrets to blackmailing Russkies and are supposed to be at least theoretically representative of typical Americans.

Because guess what? The typical American - and just about every journalist I've ever asked - has already tried marijuana at least once before the age of 25, according to the government's National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

What's more, despite 35 years and billions of dollars worth of taxpayer financed propaganda to the contrary, most of those who've inhaled didn't collapse through the "gateway" into desperate Heroin™ addiction or "Traffic"style sex slavery." - Matt Welch



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"I started in the war on drugs at the very beginning.

I worked the first 14 years undercover.

I have followed the war on drugs ever since.

When I retired I felt bad about my role in implementing what today I consider an unjust war on drugs.

The war on drugs was coined and forged by Richard Nixon in 1968.

As the federal funding started pouring in, we went from a seven-man unit to a 76-person bureau of narcotics.

When you increase any organization by 11 times overnight, you set up a great deal of expectations, and since cops are judged mainly on the number of arrests they make, the expectation was that in the coming year we'd arrest at least 11 times as many people for non-violent drug offense as we did the year before.

We were supposed to arrest drug users: Not an easy job in 1970 for several reasons.

First, we didn't really have much of a drug problem in 1970.

Those of us old enough to look back to those times, we know the main problem was soft drugs: marijuana, hashish, psilocybin mushrooms, LSD - the mind-altering drugs.

We targeted young folks, folks in high school or college or in between, little friendship groups, because there were no drug dealers.

Our bosses didn't know how to fight a war on drugs, which was a problem.

But they knew one thing: They knew how to work that federal cash cow.

So they had to make the war on drugs look like it was an absolute necessity.

We started arresting everybody we could put our fingers on.

I infiltrated a group of maybe 15 young people.

Friday night, school's out, work's out, somebody'd say "You wanna get high?"

And a few people would take them up on that, and of course I was always there to take them up on that.

One of the friends who happened to have access to the family car could go and get drugs - because I was working the suburbs and there just were no drugs in the suburbs; you had to go to New York City to get them - and he'd ask what do you want?

One person says get me a couple joints, one says get me some acid, and when they came to me I'd put my order in too, for this tiny bit of substance.

An hour later they'd come back and hand this stuff out to their friends.

And when they handed it to me they became a big-time drug dealer.

And I would stay in that group until I got everybody in the group.

Which was easy because whoever made the run before didn't want to do it again; they weren't even getting gas money.

These were just young people accommodating each other.

In 2002 I sat down with four other police officers and we decided we were going to try and do something.

We decided first - what should law enforcement people be trying to do?

We boiled it down to the very essence - we were interested in reducing the incidence of death, disease, crime and addiction.

And sadly, folks, all four of those categories are just made infinitely worse by the war on drugs itself.

We decided we wanted to end drug prohibition, just like we ended alcohol prohibition in 1933.

As law enforcement we knew that the very day after we ended that terrible law, Al Capone and all his smuggling buddies were out of business.

They were no longer out on the streets, killing each other to try and control that lucrative business.

They were no longer killing us cops trying to fight that useless war.

They were no longer killing our children caught in crossfire and drive-by shootings: all the things we have today.

We knew that if we came up with a system of legalized regulation of drugs today we could take all the violence out of this equation.

All of it.

And if we treated drug abuse we could actually start helping these people instead of destroying their lives.

We've already spent more than a trillion dollars on the war on drugs, since 1970.

And what do we have to show for that money?

And by the way, it's $69 billion more every year that we'll throw down the same rathole.

After 37 years we've made over 38 million arrests for non-violent drug offenses.

We've quadrupled the number of people in our prisons in a twenty-year period.

We've made building prisons the fastest-growing industry in the US.

Despite all this money spent, and all these lives destroyed, today drugs are cheaper, they're more potent and they're easier for our children to access than they were in 1970 when I started buying them as an undercover agent.

In 1969 you could count the number of arrests for non-violent drug offenses in the tens of thousands.

That first year when we started this campaign that number went up to 415,000.

If we were doing anything to interdict drugs, the price would go up, not down, right?

The supply would go down, not up.

Instead, when I was a young trooper in 1970, kicking down doors and executing search warrants a good seizure for a local cop might be an ounce of cocaine™ or a quarter-ounce of Heroin™.

Look at what we're seizing today.

In 2002, in a single seizure we seized ten tons of Heroin™ and in another single seizure 20 tons of cocaine™.

That's a failed policy, with unintended consequences any way you look at it." - Jack Cole, 26 year veteran New Jersey State Police, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition



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“Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

Economist Links ”War on Drugs” to Increased Homicide Rate

Nixon Policy Advisor Admits He Invented War On Drugs to Suppress 'Anti-War Left and Black People'


"Nonviolent drug use represents the largest increase in our prison population since the so-called war on drugs began under Richard Nixon.

Maybe we all need to pay attention to the fact that our prisons are built and run by private corporations, and that this has been among the fastest growing, most profitable industries." - Lillian Laskin

"From the farmers' point of view, cannabis is an easy crop to grow and will yield from three to six tons per acre on nearly any land including marginal lands.

Cannabis has a short growing season, so that it can be planted after other crops are in.

Cannabis can be grown in any state of the union.

The long roots penetrate and break the soil to leave it in perfect condition for the next year's crop.

The dense shock of leaves, eight to twelve feet about the ground, chokes out weeds.

Two successive crops are enough to reclaim land that has been abandoned because of Canadian thistles or quack grass." - Jack Herer




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Drug War Statistics

A Brief History of the Drug War

Annual Causes of Death in the United States

"Marijuana makes up 60 to 70% of the Mexican drug trade and lifting prohibitions on it in the United States would eradicate a major source of funds for the cartels."- Radley Balko

"Prohibition is a drain on the public purse.

Federal, state and local governments spend roughly $44 billion per year to enforce drug prohibition.

These same governments forego roughly $33 billion per year in tax revenue they could collect from legalized drugs, assuming these were taxed at rates similar to those on alcohol and tobacco.

Under prohibition, these revenues accrue to traffickers as increased profits." - Jeffrey Miron, Harvard economist



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