Elected Officials, VIPs and Grassroots Slam Drug War on 40th Anniversary

Tony Newman (Director of Media Relations, Drug Policy Alliance)
The Huffington Post (US web)
June 14, 2011

June 17 will mark forty years since President Richard Nixon, citing drug abuse as "public enemy No. 1," officially declared a "war on drugs." A trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs has proven to be a catastrophic failure.