Western leaders study 'gamechanging' report on global drugs tradeBy Jamie Doward from The Observer, Saturday 18 May 2013
Congressmen Help Launch Drug War Exit Strategy GuideA new generation of legislators be a key asset to drug policy reform.
From AlterNet by Bill Piper
On Thursday, the Drug Policy Alliance will release An Exit Strategy for the Failed War on Drugs. This comprehensive report contains 75 broad and incremental recommendations for legislative reforms related to civil rights, deficit reduction, law enforcement, foreign policy, sentencing and re-entry, effective drug treatment, public health, and drug prevention education. The guide will be released at a forum on the Hill cosponsored by Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), both of whom fought for major drug policy reform at the local level before running for Congress and winning. This new generation of legislators has demonstrated that support for drug policy reform is no detriment to electoral success – and in fact that it can be a key asset.
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