RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 723142855 LA English T1 Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it : a judicial indictment of the war on drugs A1 Gray, James P.,, PB Temple University Press PP Philadelphia YR 2012 SN 9781439907986 1439907986 9781439907993 1439907994 9781439908006 1439908001 AB "Veteran trial judge and former federal prosecutor Judge James P. Gray believes drug prohibition remains one of our country's biggest failed policies. In this updated edition of his bestseller, Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What Can We Do About It, Judge Gray provides startling information about drug-related crimes--from escalating incarceration rates to drug-related kidnappings. Judge Gray also examines the latest experiments in drug legalization. The thirteen states that have adopted medical marijuana have seen a reduction of crime and an increase in revenue. Judge Gray explains how and why we need to take the profit out of the drug trade. There are viable options at work in other countries--Portugal saw a drop of 50 percent in drug usage for problem users after decriminalization, as well as a drop in children's drug use! This incendiary book will anger readers, but it also provides hope. We can solve some of our medical and social problems--by repealing our failed drug laws."--Publisher's website.