“American Made” makes many points about government, drugs, and society, but one rings particularly true: that imperialistic nation-building has done little good and much harm for American citizens.
My job was to fly the interceptor aircraft and assist host nation law enforcement in the arrest of suspected smugglers. It was a daunting task considering the area that we were responsible to patrol.
The War on Drugs has failed. As a country, we would have started the research that would have saved my son and hundreds of thousands of others from suffering needlessly much sooner. The War on Drugs has caused too much red tape and too much suffering.
Marijuana legalization is a hot topic, especially for young adults. No age group uses marijuana more than college-age young adults. For this reason, young adults, and especially young adult men, are a main target for advertising from the marijuana industry. Here is some balanced information that doesn't come from the marijuana marketing machine.
While the war on drugs may still be “public enemy number one” 45 years later, we have the power to end the war by coming together as a community to provide the resources and support to make a lasting change in our neighborhoods.
With the War on Drugs turning 45 this year, here are some public misconceptions about that policy that I think warrant more careful reflection on what our path forward should be.