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Resolution Calls for Congress to Admit to Drug War Failures

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Resolution Calls for Congress to Admit to Drug War Failures

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman is taking Congress to task over the failed War on Drugs.


A.J. Herrington


Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives that would acknowledge the war on drugs has failed. Watson Coleman filed the measure, House Resolution 933, on Tuesday. More than two dozen additional Representatives have also added their names as sponsors of the legislation.


Watson Coleman noted that the government is addressing the current opioid crisis differently than previous drug issues.


“The War on Drugs didn’t just fail to stem the damage of addiction, its very declaration failed to meet the values of equality and justice our nation was founded on,” she said in a release. “Congress has rightly decided to tackle the opioid epidemic with evidence-based policies that seek to solve the issue of addiction. But for years, we criminalized addiction in ways that caused irreparable harm not just to users, but their families, neighborhoods, and communities.....





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