A group of experts with varying political perspectives (law enforcement,
treatment practitioners, elected officials, policy analysts, laboratory and
clinical researchers) recently proposed 'a third way' to end the drug problem
and avoid the current polarization. They hope to spark a rethinking of the
country's approach to drug policy.
They are proposing not legalization and not a 'war on drugs.' Rather,
policies based on science and evaluated by their results rather than their
symbolic value. Here is an outline of their fourteen principles for practical
drug policies. The group was organized by the Drug Policy Project of the
Federation of American Scientists.
This is a thoughtful and cogent exploration of where the country is on the drug
debate and what might be the next steps in a course of action. Offered here
is a major excerpt as well as highlights from Judge Torruella's
marijuana in the body .
a rational discussion
frontline online .
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