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The War on Drugs by Ronald Regan

Regarding Ronald Reagan….

“I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast.” – Ronald Regan

The war on drugs, launched by President Ronald Reagan in 1982, began as an assault on marijuana. Its effects are now felt throughout America’s criminal-justice system. In 1980 there were almost twice as many violent offenders in federal prison as drug offenders. Today there are far more people in federal prison for marijuana crimes than for violent crimes. More people are now incarcerated in the nation’s prisons for marijuana than for manslaughter or rape.

http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/97apr/reef.htm

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