At a press conference on June 18, 1971, Pres. Richard Nixon announced the launch of the War on Drugs, a global campaign to combat the illicit narcotics trade. But after spending more than a trillion dollars on the effort and locking up one of its citizens for drug possession every 25 seconds, the United States is still no closer to ending the scourge of drug abuse.
Here’s the good news: This week, on the 50th anniversary of Nixon’s announcement, lawmakers introduced legislation that offers a radical new approach to solving the drug crisis.
Learn about that bill and more in this week’s You Love To See It below, exclusive for paid subscribers!