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January 15, 2014

NY Times debates "Should Drug Enforcement Be Left to the States?"

The Room for Debate section of the New York Times has this great new set of short pieces concerning federalism and federal drug policies.   Here is the section's set up:

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

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