6-20-11: The War on Drugs: Over the Hill?

June 20, 2011 at 8:10 am 1 comment

President Nixon launched the War on Drugs 40 years ago Friday. A few years later, a young man from Baltimore named Neill Franklin joined the Maryland State Police, where he ended up doing undercover drug stings. About 11 years ago, one of Franklin’s colleagues was killed during an undercover drug buy.

Now Franklin is the executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. The organization recently released a report describing how America could end what he sees as a failed and misguided War on Drugs .

Today, we ask Neill Franklin how he came to reject the War on Drugs, and what he believes America would look like if drugs were legalized and regulated.

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  • 1. seabourne  |  June 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Tell your Congressional Representatives –
    It is time to “Change the Schedule of Cannabis, Cannabis Laws, and Drug Czar Laws”

    Read and Sign the petition at
    http://www.change.org/petitions/change-the-schedule-of-cannabis-cannabis-laws-and-drug-czar-laws

    After you sign the petition, email your friendlies, share on facebook, or twitter from the petition page. If you have a website grab the widget so your visitors can sign it without leaving your website.

    This petition uses laws passed by Congress to point out that by their laws, the laws must change.

    Reply

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