On the right: End drug war


The rightist Nevada Public Research Institute has called for an end to drug prohibition.

“Nevada governments spent roughly $258 million in 2008 to enforce drug prohibition within the state’s borders,” the group said in lengthy paper on Nevada issues titled Solutions 2013. “This includes $51 million for policing, $62 million in judicial expenses and $150 million for corrections. As these figures indicate, enforcing the prohibition of a substance for which there is significant demand can be a costly proposal.”

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