Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Great infographic on the failed drug war

The truth about the war on drugs is obvious. It's failed. In the process it has destroyed many people.

The War on Drugs
[Via: Medical Coding Certification]

See also: Glenn Greenwald, Cato report on the success of drug decriminalization in Portugal.

On July 1, 2001, a nationwide law in Portugal took effect that decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine and heroin. Under the new legal framework, all drugs were "decriminalized," not "legalized." Thus, drug possession for personal use and drug usage itself are still legally prohibited, but violations of those prohibitions are deemed to be exclusively administrative violations and are removed completely from the criminal realm. Drug trafficking continues to be prosecuted as a criminal offense. Glenn Greenwald