In the weeks leading up to midterm elections, California based Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) was kept busy speaking out in favor of Prop-19, the initiative to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis in the state. Although narrowly defeated by a 54% to 46% margin, LEAP’s efforts assured that voters were very aware that many high profile law enforcement professionals actually supported this proposition.
LEAP is made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, juvenile drug use, addiction, and of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs. By continuing to fight the so-called “War on Drugs”, the US government has worsened these problems of society instead of alleviating them.
According to LEAP, a system of regulation and control of these substances, by the government and not the black market, would be a less harmful, less costly, more ethical, and more effective public policy. Do you agree?
Join Wendy Wright and LEAP Executive Director, Neill Franklin this Saturday to hear one of the most convincing arguments for the repeal of drug prohibition. Talk just got interesting!
Wright On The Edge, Saturday from 1-3pm on WOL and streaming live at woldcnews.com