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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Truth of the Drug War Many drugs have been used for centuries for medical and spiritual purpose Drug criminalization is based on race rather than scientific asessment.Opium against chinese immigrants, cocaine against southern blacks, and marijuana against mexicans. ar President Nixon declared the war on drugs in the 60's. Reagan started a trend of skyrocketing drug arrests that boosted the incarceration total from 50,000 in 1980 to 400,000 in 1997. -As drug policy became more strict, the overdose rate increased.-1 in 28 children have a parent in prison header text! The Drug Policy Alliance, copwatch, and the black panther party is an organization working to reform drug laws and many states have decriminalized marijuana or even legalized it drafting and promoting state and federal marijuana laws, managing state-based ballot initiative campaigns, aggressive, high-profile media work, and providing legal, policy, and communications resources Action! Organizations! There are too many small scale drug incarcerations that are wasting tax dollars and over-populating our prisons. The decriminalization of drugs is something that needs to happen, starting with marijuana. We also need to police our police force better and train them to focus on the real crimes instead of the easy drug cases that they only take to make quick money. We need to spend more on education so that low income families can have opportunities outside of dealing drugs and so our next generation can be more educated so we don't make the same foolish anti-Semitic drug policies live on.We need jails to have functioning rehabilitation centers for drug offenders and their families. Lastly, I believe we need to raise the national minimum wage to 15$ per hour so that even the bottom 20% can live nearly stable and comfortable lives without having to rely on drug money to pay the rent or put food on the table.
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