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January 16, 2009

The War on (Some) Drugs & The Prison Industrial Complex in Perspective

by Stephen Littau

Good Magazine’s “Jailbirds”

The Marijuana Policy Project’s “The War on Drugs in 100 Seconds”

Hat Tip: Matt Kelly @ change.org “Criminal Justice”

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  1. I wonder how many of the people who oppose to legalizing marijuana would also support a ban on all tobacco products. Would they support a resurrection of the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act?

    I’d ask anyone who would support a ban on marijuana, alcohol, or tobacco – but not all three – to help me understand their logic. Conversely, if one is okay, why not all? How do they differ?

    Comment by Akston — January 16, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

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