Will Obama really be ending the “War on Drugs”?

15 05 2009

“So, in retiring the phrase from the federal lexicon will we really be ending the “War on Drugs”?

Norm Stamper, Retired Seattle police chief and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition makes some sensible comments about the promise of the Obama administration not to wage a war on drugs. Below you find some parts of his article about the subject in the huffington post.

US Drug Control Rescources, May 2009

US Drug Control Rescources, May 2009

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White House Czar Calls for End to ‘War on Drugs’

14 05 2009

Good news … Finally someone in the White House who talks sense about the War on Drugs.

Kerlikowske Says Analogy Is Counterproductive
Shift Aligns With Administration Preference for Treatment Over Incarceration

The Obama administration’s new drug czar says he wants to banish the idea that the U.S. is fighting “a war on drugs,” a move that would underscore a shift favoring treatment over incarceration in trying to reduce illicit drug use.

In his first interview since being confirmed to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday the bellicose analogy was a barrier to dealing with the nation’s drug issues.

Regardless of how you try to explain to people it’s a ‘war on drugs’ or a ‘war on a product,’ people see a war as a war on them,” he said. “We’re not at war with people in this country.”

Gil Kerlikowske, the new White House drug czar.

Gil Kerlikowske, the new White House drug czar.


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Barack Obama on the US Cannabis policy

9 12 2008

The video might be a bit old, but the issue is still very relevant. Barack Obama is one of the few people in the world who can actually change the stance of most governments on Cannabis. His ideas on this topic are not only important for the US of A, but also for the rest of the world. The people from the Marijuana Policy Project have made a short Video during the presidential elections earlier this year.








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