January 15, 2014
NY Times debates "Should Drug Enforcement Be Left to the States?"
Vermont and a number of states have responded to increased drug use by emphasizing treatment and rehabilitation. Washington and Colorado have legalized recreational use of marijuana, and the federal government has taken a hands-off approach there. And the Justice Department has pledged a less severe approach to drug cases over all.
But with more states taking different approaches to drugs, should the federal government even prosecute local drug cases?
Here are the contribututions, with links via the commentary titles
The Feds Have Failed; Help the States Instead, Glenn E. Martin, JustLeadershipUSA
A Major Problem Needs a National Response, John P. Walters, Former drug czar
The Feds’ Role After Legalization, Beau Kilmer, co-author, "Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know"
Creating Confusion in the Workplace, Kabrina Krebel Chang, professor of business law and ethics
We Need More Than a Jurisdiction Shift, Vanita Gupta, A.C.L.U.
Federal Focus Should Be on Big Cases, Alex Kreit, author, "Controlled Substances: Crime, Regulation, and Policy"
January 15, 2014 at 05:22 PM | Permalink
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