WE NEED A NEW NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
Continuation of our policy of prosecuting Richard Nixon’s “War on Drugs” will only continue the resounding failure of mounting death tolls and increasing rate of incarceration. The war is lost. The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition says “We can continue to work within the paradigm of drug prohibition or we can begin to explore alternative approaches and chart a new course that can help save lives, respect human rights and be more cost effective.” Canadians deserve an enlightened drug policy – one that is not destructive.
Richard Nixon coined the phrase, Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy gave it a celebrity boost and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has embraced it with open arms. Considering skyrocketing deaths due to drug overdoses, prisons bursting at the seams and ever-increasing gun violence on our country’s streets, it seems reasonable to assert that the …
Source: Federal candidates are silent on reforming national drug policy – Vue Weekly