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Peace caravan from Mexico condemns U.S. drug war

Carrying the weight of his murdered son’s memory, a Mexican poet is leading a national caravan — with stops in Tucson and Phoenix — to publicly condemn American drug policies.

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Aug 15, 2012, 9:29 am
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All our restrictions on marijuana end up harming the American people! Marijuana is FAR safer than alcohol and a great deal of the violence, disease and harm that’s currently caused by alcohol in this country could be eliminated by giving alcohol users the right to legally choose this far safer alternative.

We need to END the seventy-five yr-old federal marijuana prohibition, which has NEVER prevented even kids from using marijuana, and replace it with legal regulation based on the same highly successful model that we use for alcohol and tobacco.

Aug 15, 2012, 9:45 pm
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As a movement to keep the peace, action needs to take place..peacefully. More awareness like http://www.fairus.org for federation for american immigration reform can help those that want to know how to help.

Aug 16, 2012, 6:41 am
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Mexico’s gruesome civil war is clearly a product of the failed policy of Prohibition.

Alcohol Prohibition was a tremendous failure due to the incredible amount of crime and disorder it created. Human nature hasn’t changed since the 1920s when the distribution of liquor was turned over to a whole new group of criminal entrepreneurs. Drug Prohibition has turned Mexico into a civil war zone. Dangerous mind altering substances are again being manufactured, smuggled and sold by criminals. Our intentions in prohibiting these substances may well be good but the result of our inability to recognize the futility of such an action will both deepen and prolong the agony caused by this extremely counter-productive and dangerous policy.

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