Our nation has been engaged in a "war on drugs" since at least the mid- 1970's. As with other wars, there is confusion over purpose as well as disagreement over tactics. In war we tend, in the heat of battle, to lose sight of rationality and the continued need to search for the truth. So the time has come when we must step back from the trenches to determine where we are, what we have accomplished, and where we want to go.
Juan R. Torruella,
The "War on Drugs": One Judge's Attempt at a Rational Discussion,
Yale J. on Reg.
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