“Top drug official Michael Botticelli says the old war on drugs is all wrong, and wants to refocus the country’s drug policy.
After forty years and a trillion dollars, the nation has little to show for its war on drugs. Prisons are beyond crowded and there’s a new outbreak in the heroin epidemic. If it’s time for a change, it would be hard to find a leader more different than Michael Botticelli. The president’s new Director of National Drug Control Policy isn’t a cop. He’s lucky he didn’t go to jail himself. And we knew that things had changed the first time we used the nickname that comes with his job, the “drug czar.”
Source: CBSNews.com – December 13, 2015
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