brainondrugs Posted by Mike Foster: Follow Mike On Twitter

I think it is time to rethink our strategies and attitudes about the "War on Drugs."

Stats show that close to 60% of inmates in state prison are convicted non-violent drug offenders.

Many of these offenders are locked up in privatized prisons and can cost states up to $30,000 per prisoner/per year.

Studies verify the "War On Drugs" unfairly impacts black people (especially black men) in sentencing and arrests. The facts are scary. So is the injustice.

Drunk drivers kill more people each year then drugs. Drunk driving is typically a misdemeanor but if you're caught with drugs you're doing 5 years.

Time to rethink all of our ideas and beliefs about this?

I'm curious on your thoughts?

Mike Foster