When discussing the decriminalization of drugs in Portugal,Chasing the Scream

When discussing the decriminalization of drugs in Portugal,Chasing the Scream states, “Nothing has to stay the same. If a dogma is not working, no matter how strong and immovable it seems, you can cast it aside and start anew” (Hari, 2015, p. 235).

Discuss your thoughts on this statement as it relates to ending the “war on drugs” in the United States, and be sure to discuss and consider such topics as prohibition, decriminalization, and legalization of drugs.

Response Parameters

  • Initial posts should be 250 words in length
  • Using APA format, please cite and reference the text and include at least one peer-reviewed article to support your post

References

Hari, J. (2015).  Chasing the scream: The first and last days of the war on drugs. Bloomsbury.

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