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Pope Francis Takes Firm Stance against Drug Legalization

  Pope Francis took the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of drugs while on a landmark trip to Brazil in July. During Francis’ first trip to back to South America, where he is from, the Pope urged regional leaders to take a firm stance against drug legalization plans in Latin America. Pope Francis denounced the illegal drug trade as well, condemning drug dealers and drug traffickers. “How many dealers of death there are that follow the logic of money and power at any cost! The scourge of drug trafficking, that favors violence and sows the seeds of suffering and death, requires of society as a whole an act of courage,” he said. He also urged people to overcome the roots of the drug epidemic while on the third day of his … Read entire article »

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Locked Up without Proper Substance Abuse Treatment

Locked Up without Proper Substance Abuse Treatment

  Currently there is a movement pushing away from putting non-violent drug offenders in jail. It is difficult to change the direction of ever-increasing imprisonment that the criminal justice system seems to be traveling towards, but it is necessary. Moms suffer in a particular way in this system, because they are separated from, and often lose their children. Obviously there are some cases in which foster care and adoption are ideal options, but for the most part … Read entire article »

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Why the War on Drugs Is a Joke

  Whether the powers that be choose to ignore or confront it, the fact is that drugs will be sold, bought and used for as long as civilization stands. In a country where an individual is free to do nearly anything he pleases, so long as his actions do not harm another or their property, it is perplexing to think that he may not experiment with or use certain mind-altering substances. The argument that drugs are dangerous or addictive does not hold any weight nor has it dissuaded millions of drug users from abstaining. You are free to drink alcohol until your liver fails, smoke cigarettes until your lungs corrode, eat fast food until your heart explodes and spend your money on worthless products that advertisers promise will bring us more … Read entire article »

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