An issue of grave consequence that affects the lives of millions of Americans

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While communities all across the country lack adequate resources for treatment or prevention, we are spending approximately $50 billion a year on the war on drugs. That’s absurd. We need to get our priorities right … We need to stop criminalizing recreational marijuana use.

Of course, marijuana prohibition is part of a larger failed war on drugs that has led to the great national crisis of mass incarceration. Some 1.5 million people were arrested for a drug related offense in 2016 – over 80 percent of which were for possession alone. We need to stop criminalizing [chemical dependency]. We need to stop criminalizing recreational marijuana use. The criminal justice system is not the answer to drug abuse.
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Original Article (Bernie Sanders):
An issue of grave consequence that affects the lives of millions of Americans
Artwork Fair Use: Rick Obst

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