420 with CNW — US Surgeon General Calls for End to Marijuana-Related Incarcerations

July 27, 2021 03:25:52

The war on drugs, which was launched with the noble aim of curbing drug use and defunding criminal enterprises behind the illicit drug trade, is an unmitigated failure. Tens of millions of people have been arrested and incarcerated over the past four decades, breaking up families, ruining lives and leaving the United States with the largest prison population in the world. Minorities, specifically communities of color, bore the brunt of the drug war, and they are still victim to intense policing and harsh sentencing due to drug policies.

Drug reform activists have long been advocating for the end of cannabis-related incarcerations, especially as more states have legalized either medical or recreational cannabis, and the U.S. Surgeon General is of the same opinion. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, while talking about a federal marijuana legalization bill circulated by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, said…


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