40th Anniversary of the War on Drugs

June 18, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

Citizens gathered at Denver's Skyline Park yesterday to voice their concerns over the true costs of the 40 year-long "War on Drugs". With escalating conflicts involving drug cartels, corrupt law enforcement officers, higher crime rates, and an extremely disproportionate amount of incarcerated minorities, many believe that the "Drug War" has failed. The United States has imprisoned more people than any other country in the world, and with no end in sight, an increasing number of Americans are calling for a new approach - education, regulation and treatment over strict prohibition and incarceration.

Despite the rainy weather, State Senator Pat Steadman, Mason Tvert with SAFER, The ACLU of Colorado, The Drug Policy Alliance, Students For Sensible Drug Policy, The United States Marijuana Party of Colorado, The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, and many concerned citizens were in attendance. Checkout our iReport on CNN


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