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Thursday, October 19, 2006

A Billion Dollars a Year for Pot?

"American taxpayers are now spending more than a billion dollars per year to incarcerate its citizens for pot. The new BJS report is noteworthy because it undermines the common claim from law enforcement officers and bureaucrats, specifically the White House drug czar, that few, if any, Americans are incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses."

It is really ridiculous and a huge waste of money. The U.S. is putting 1% of its population in jail. The U.S. need to develop other plans to curb crime (controling black population and immigration comes to mind) and stop punishing victimless crimes such as smoking marijuana.

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