War on Drugs

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An initiative begun under the administration of US President Ronald Reagan that attempted to eliminate—or markedly decrease—drug abuse.
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The United States has three choices when it comes to drug policy: continue to wage the war on drugs, legalize all drugs, or take a public health approach with an emphasis on decriminalization where feasible.
reason: Do you think there's a greater risk in just questioning the operation of the War on Drugs than there is to testilying and going along with it in unethical ways?
Michael Levine was born to fight the War on Drugs. He grew up tough in the Bronx during the 1950os and was an accomplished brawler by junior high school.
reason: At what point did you start to question the War on Drugs?
reason: What has been your involvement with the War on Drugs?