Portugal Successfully Decriminalizes Drugs

I guess the Portuguese recognized that prohibition doesn’t work.  Thanks to Jawara for this link.

The War on Drugs is a global war without end. The battle takes more prisoners than all conventional wars combined and yet the availability of psychoactive substances never significantly diminishes. Those who sell and consume illegal drugs are subject to some of the harshest punishments ever meted out to human beings. In country after country, the punishments for those who violate drugs laws are often more severe than those for rape or murder.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/11/201111211444824612.html

Meanwhile, back at the ranch in the USA, the prison industry is being fed by such obscene absurdities as people doing LIFE for marijuana.  BO said “Not on my watch,” and Hillary Clinton says:

 

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