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Good Riddance to the Nanny State’s Massive, Mindless and Monumentally Meretricious War On Drugs

•, By David Stockman
 And we need to keep remembering it’s truly a war. This means half the people in our bulging prisons are both casualties of and prisoners of war. And while we keep progressing with recreational legal marijuana laws…. we cannot forget about the people who are still being punished due to the most dangerous moral panic in U.S. history. Legal precedent be damned; letting every single nonviolent drug criminal out of prison today would be the right thing to do.
Amen! Washington’s massive, mindless and monumentally meretricious war on drugs is surely one of the largest social policy disasters ever launched from the corridors of the beltway. It has plagued the continent with savage drug cartels that thrive on government-created scarcity and the artificial 1000-fold elevation of drug prices which finance military-scale distribution networks.

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