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Opioid Crisis in the US Stresses Need for A Radical Approach: Decriminalization
Author: Ben Jackson  02/11/2017 - 22:10:00

These drugs can also lead to heroin addiction, as heroin is also an opium derivative, and has the advantage that every elicit narcotic enjoys, of being easily bought and sold without price regulations or prescriptions. (infobae

On Thursday, October 26, approximately one week ago, Trump delivered a statement officially declaring the United States in a “state of emergency” concerning the rampant use of dangerous opium-derived drugs. But many feel that trump’s action on the matter is a case of “too little too late”. Trump has commented on the severity of the problem as far back as August, but has not taken action until now. 

In his defense, the issue is not entirely easy to deal with or straight forward. I don’t blame Trump for his bewilderment when faced with this problem. The so called “war on drugs” has not been an effective method to reduce addiction or decentivize ellicit narcotics transactions. That was the case long before Donald Trump was president. 

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