Forbes: Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal | Drug warriors often contend that drug use would skyrocket if we were to legalize or decriminalize drugs in the United States. Fortunately, we have a real-world example of the actual effects of ending the violent, expensive War on Drugs and replacing it with a system of treatment for problem users and addicts.
Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half.
Upworthy: Every War On Drugs Myth Thoroughly Destroyed By A Retired Police Captain http://www.upworthy.com/every-war-on-drugs-myth-thoroughly-destroyed-by-a-retired-police-captain?c=utw1
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The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? | Statistics reveal that the United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s people. http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289
Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production http://www.globalresearch.ca/drug-war-american-troops-are-protecting-afghan-opium-u-s-occupation-leads-to-all-time-high-heroin-production/5358053
Fox News: Soldiers Help Protect Poppy Fields In Afghanistan http://youtu.be/AgKmJESBFsw
US Troops Protecting Opium Fields in Afghanistan https://youtu.be/qW2YWqVpT4E
DEA Agent: American Government Backed Murderous Mexican Drug Cartel Between 2000 and 2012 http://www.globalresearch.ca/dea-agent-american-government-backed-murderous-mexican-drug-cartel-between-2000-and-2012/5364863
San Jose Mercury News: Gary Webb’s Dark Alliance – Iran Contra articles http://www.narconews.com/darkalliance/drugs/start.htm
Ryan Dawson: Ryan interviews Bill Conroy about the Mayan Jaguar scandal | Amazing story about the drug trade, including CIA cocaine planes, and the incompetence and corruption of intelligence agencies. http://youtu.be/kk9974TLCbA
Ryan Dawson: Doug Valentine on the CIA and the phony war on drugs | The CIA is the senior manager of drug cartels terrorist cells, and psychological propaganda. They exist to continue imperialism and colonialism in the underworld of secrecy while the public face of the US is baseball and apple pie. http://youtu.be/MFzGu5bxnOc
The United States Has More People In Jail Than High School Teachers And Engineers http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-08/united-states-has-more-people-jail-high-school-teachers-and-engineers