Sunday, April 05, 2009

Newsvine - US law fights submarine-like boats hauling cocaine

To quote somewhat out of context, Walter Cronkite, distinguished television journalist and author, sailor and Overseer of the US National Maritime Historical Society:
In terms of lost lives, wasted money, and eroded civil liberties, the casualties of this war grow daily.
  • Thousands of terminally ill patients are cruelly being denied the modicum of relief that medical marijuana could provide.
  • Millions of Americans are wasting away in jail for non-violent drug offenses.
  • Billions of dollars are being spent pursuing small time users...instead of treating addiction, reducing poverty, and targeting king pins and major traffickers.
From a renewal membership request from the Drug Policy Alliance.

- Sun Apr 5, 2009 1:29 PM EDT

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