President Obama Says It’s Time To End The War On Drugs And Start The War On Addiction

  • metta

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    Oct 25, 2015 12:23 AM GMT
    President Obama Says It’s Time To End The War On Drugs And Start The War On Addiction

    'This crisis is taking lives,' he said in West Virginia on Wednesday (Oct. 21) during a speech about prescription drug abuse.



    http://www.mtv.com/news/2356281/president-obama-addiction-prescription-pills-heroin/


    Opiates Are Killing More People in This State (WV) Than Car Accidents. Obama Wants to Change That.
    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/10/heres-how-bad-heroin-epidemic-west-virginia
  • tj85016

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    Oct 25, 2015 4:15 AM GMT
    lol when will these idiot politicians ever get a clue? But Americans love the war talk. I've watched the:

    War on Poverty
    War on Drugs
    War on Terrorism
    Ownership Society (ok not called a war)

    all fail miserably, complete failures


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    Oct 25, 2015 7:30 AM GMT
    They don't want to tax and regulate cannabis because the people will be too lazy to fight any of these "wars"
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    Oct 25, 2015 7:47 AM GMT
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    Oct 27, 2015 3:59 PM GMT
    Funny how Obama never seems to get around to calling for a war on the petty drug dealers and their stooges who are the major murderers of young black men. All he wants to do is lighten their prison terms, if not eliminate them entirely. Good leadership, not!
  • interestingch...

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    Oct 27, 2015 4:14 PM GMT
    I recently had a short holiday in Lisbon Portugal and was surprised to find out that all drugs have been legalised, their crime rate dropped by 45% apparently which has freed up time for the authorities to fight other crimes, maybe the US should try that as well as other nations including my own. Maybe if people were educated in a different way regarding the effects of drugs at school then there would be less of a drug problem in the first place, if you tell someone don't do something then a lot of the time they will try it out of curiosity whereas if you just give them the facts then they can make up their own minds whether to take them or not, I was educated by my parents like that and I am one of the few of all my friends that has never taken chem drugs, just smoked a few joints when I was at college. I didn't feel like I had anything to rebel against and was informed of all drugs, how to take them and what effects they will have on you and what effects they can have long term.
    I am glad I didn't and I am pretty healthy because of it.
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    Oct 27, 2015 4:31 PM GMT
    Well if Obama really thought prison for drugs was so terrible, he could have pardoned thousands of inmates in federal prisons for drug offenses. I believe he has pardoned or commuted sentences of even fewer people than Bush.

    Kind of makes him out to be a hypocrite - not surprising. But for a demonstration of real hypocrisy in action, we only have to wait until we have president Hillary in office.
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    Oct 27, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
    Puppenjunge saidWell if Obama really thought prison for drugs was so terrible, he could have pardoned thousands of inmates in federal prisons for drug offenses. I believe he has pardoned or commuted sentences of even fewer people than Bush.

    Kind of makes him out to be a hypocrite - not surprising. But for a demonstration of real hypocrisy in action, we only have to wait until we have president Hillary in office.


    lol it was her idiot husband who started the entire prison-building boom

    but on the bright side, all those poor minorities who can't afford a $350/hour lawyer have a place to sleep icon_lol.gif