Marijuana Legalization is Not the Answer to the War on Drugs

Marijuana Legalization is Not the Answer to the War on Drugs

By Geraldine Cook
October 17, 2012

During the 2012 Summit of the Americas, some Latin American leaders have called for a review of U.S. policy regarding the War on Drugs. The Washington Post reported that some former heads of state in the Western Hemisphere have argued for legalizing marijuana with the notion that marijuana only poses modest health risks. Vice President Joe Biden was quoted as saying, “There are more problems with legalization than non-legalization.”

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