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It’s Time to Decriminalize Personal Drug Use and Possession. Basic Rights and Public Health Demand It.

When it comes to personal drug possession, the scales of justice are out of balance and need recalibration now. Police arrest more people for drug possession than any other crime in America. Every 25 seconds someone is arrested for possessing drugs for their own use, amounting to 1.25 million arrests per year. These numbers tell a tale of ruined lives, destroyed families, and communities suffering under a suffocating police presence.
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