The American Drug War (movie)

The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure?  (This 2 hour movie is playing on the Showtime channel this month.)

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Some quotations from the movie:

“Why do we have millions of innocent young people wasting away in prison when the big people are committing these atrocious crimes [like Halliburton] get away every day?”


“We don’t send nicotine addicts to jail, we don’t send alcoholics to jail, why should we send drug addicts to jail?” ~ Ralph Nader


“What is behind this ‘war on drugs’?  Money. You have a group called “The Partnership for a Drug Free America”, which, first of all, we don’t have a drug-free America, never have, never will… but who are the funders, the main sources for the PDFA?  Of all things: the Tobacco Industry and the Alcohol Industry.  They are drugs ~ mind altering, sometimes addictive drugs.  Why do they do this?  They spend huge amounts of money trying to preserve the distinction between legal drugs on the one hand and illegal drugs on the other.” ~ (former) Judge James Gray