Wednesday, December 10

for those interested in a real solution

About LEAP -- The Summary

Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs.

Although those who speak publicly for LEAP are people from the law enforcement and criminal justice communities, a large number of our supporting members do not have such experience. You don't have to have law enforcement experience to join us.

By continuing to fight the so-called "War on Drugs", the US government has worsened these problems of society instead of alleviating them. A system of regulation and control of these substances (by the government, replacing the current system of control by the black market) would be a less harmful, less costly, more ethical and more effective public policy.

the article goes on, please see the link for details and more information. I was listening to a member of LEAP on a conservative radio program and it just makes sense to me, rather than leave the control of controlled substances in the hands of criminals, a change in policy in the "war on drugs" could easily put the control in the hands of law abiding citizens.

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