Unhappy 40th Anniversary, War on Drugs!

James B. Devine and Jay Leiderman, Leiderman Devine LLP On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon started his so-called “War on Drugs.” “This nation faces a major crisis in terms of the increasing use of drugs, particularly among our young people,” Nixon said. “Public enemy No. 1 in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.” As we mark the unhappy 40th anniversary of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (CDAPCA), a war that has lasted longer than the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the War of 1812, both World Wars, the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, the Gulf War and the current “War on Terror” combined, it is important to examine who is actually “winning” and “losing” this war. Winner No. 1 – government contractor Continue reading: Unhappy 40th Anniversary, War on Drugs!

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Unhappy 40th Anniversary, War on Drugs!