The war on drugs has failed. After four decades and $1trillion spent, what do we have to show for it?
A global increase in drug use, drug-related crime, violence, immense suffering and millions in prison for non-violent crimes.
The facts are overwhelming. If the drug trade were a country, it would have the 19th-largest economy in the world.
Treating drugs as a health issue could save billions, improve public health and help us better control violence and crime in our communities.
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