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Drug policy and government funds could focus on providing treatment and prevention rather than punishment

By Hicbd
Tue Nov 13 2012 4:09 pm

This could save taxpayers money, lessen the demand for drugs, and reduce crime and corruption in the United States and elsewhere.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Drugs#Alternatives
http://www.economist.com/node/14309861
http://thegrio.com/2010/05/11/obama-shifts-gears-to-drug-prevention-not-punishment/

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Prisons Criminal Justice System Drug policy

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David Tue Nov 26 2013
5:30 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_American_drug_legalization
David Tue Nov 26 2013
5:31 pm
Portugal, 12 Years after Decriminalizing Drugs - "The data show, among other things, that the number of adults in Portugal who have at some point taken illegal drugs is rising. At the same time, though, the number of teenagers who have at some point taken illegal drugs is falling. The number of drug addicts who have undergone rehab has also increased dramatically, while the number of drug addicts who have become infected with HIV has fallen significantly." - http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/evaluating-drug-decriminalization-in-portugal-12-years-later-a-891060.html

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