Legal & Policy Challenges

End the failed Drug War

Lets make 2009 the year we end the failed "War on Drugs" it isn't working.

And we all seen failed policies in the past, and it costly to tax payers and our Government. Lets fund Drug Treatment Programs instead of locking up and jailing non-violent drug offenders, so they can get the help they need. We can rehabilitate people with drug addictions, instead of having them take up space in jails, prisons, of correctional facilities. Drug offenders can become useful and productive member of society with the proper treatment and counseling. We need to Decriminalize Marijuana. Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession would be a step in the right direction, and would free up police, courts, jails, prisons, and save billions in enforcing criminal marijuana laws. President Jimmy Carter asked Congress in 1977 to Decriminalize Marijuana, I would like to President Barack Obama do the same in 2009.

Why Is This Idea Important?

Ending our failed "War on Drugs" is essential, and would save billions upon billions each and ever year, and save tax dollars. We must rethink our nation drug policies, seriously. Decriminalizing Marijuana, would save billions itself. Lets think of the effective use of our tax dollars.



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Idea No. 892