The U.S. Needs to Decriminalize Drug Possession Now

The founder of Drug Policy Alliance argues that the current laws are a waste of money and ultimately harmful

More and more Americans agree that people with drug problems “deserve treatment, not punishment,” that “we can’t incarcerate our way out of the drug problem,” and that it’s a waste of taxpayer resources to keep locking up people whose only offense is possessing drugs for their own use.

The U.S. Needs to Decriminalize Drug Possession Now