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“…The new atmosphere is most apparent vis-à-vis the Obama administration’s move away from “war on drugs” rhetoric and toward a harm-reduction strategy. Gil Kerlikowske, the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, has made it clear that he prefers treatment over punishment for drug users”… “We need to ask, Is there a more sensible approach?” argues Norm Stamper, who, like Kerlikowske, is a former chief of police of Seattle who believes the criminal justice system is broken. “And the answer is prevention and education and treatment.”…read the entire article here.

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Throughout the 1990’s, journalist Gary Webb had uncovered evidence implicating the CIA’s complicity in drug running.  His passing in 2004 left suspicion.  Numerous reports followed Webb’s investigations including this late 90’s NBC news report.  An old problem now only a bigger problem today.  On fire for solutions.  Content contributed by Bill Ford and Janusz Grajewski.

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