Trump Is Continuing the War on Drugs That Kept Me Addicted
November 28, 2017

“These funding shortfalls, though, are nothing compared with moves his administration has taken to return to the ruthless criminalization of drugs that we saw in the 1980s and 1990s. Trump’s emphasis at that October speech on a Nancy Reagan-style ad campaign—ads likely to cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars—is enough to bring back memories of the golden age of the war on drugs. Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has asked prosecutors to pursue the “most serious, readily provable offense,” ending an Obama-era reform that aimed to charge nonviolent drug offenders with less serious crimes.”

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