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COSTS OF THE DRUG WAR WITH JENNIFER ALEXANDER

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Conservative commentators from William F Buckley Jr to FOX News business commentator John Stossel are joining liberals and libertarians inraising questions about treating possession and use of marijuana as a criminal offense. They wonder if this modern form of Prohibition  is worth the costs of arresting, prosecuting and jailing millions of Americans when the economy is reeling.

17 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Although the regulation of medicine is traditionally under state authority, the federal government has selectively taken over that power for political reasons. As states are beginning to push for full legalization, industries that profit from prohibition are likely to fight efforts at reform tooth and nail.

On November 2nd,  Taking Back America discussed these issues with Jennifer Turner, who is part of a coalition working to legalize and tax the sale and use of marijuana in Oregon. We talked about the larger implications of the "war" on drugs and how it is affecting all of us in the US and in other countries devastated by that failing war.

This show will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 3 at 12 PM CST on
Star Com Radio network.
 

Take Back America for the People is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to reveal to the American public the true costs of corporate control of the US government.
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