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An Arrest for Drug Possession Every 25 Seconds - New Report Exposes America's Ugly Side

Click here for reuse options! There's got to be a better way, and Human Rights Watch and the ACLU call for it: drug decriminalization. Nearly a half century after Richard Nixon inaugurated the modern war on drugs, to criticize it as a failure as so common as to be banal. Yet even as marijuana prohibition falls in some states, the drug war rolls on, an assembly line of criminalization and incarceration, dealing devastating blows to the lives of its victims that linger far beyond the jail or prison cell.
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