Tuesday, August 26, 2014

VT treats drugs as a health problem, not a criminal problem

Seems to be a wise policy.
Along with a crackdown on traffickers, he proposed rigorous addiction prevention programs in schools and doctors’ offices, as well as more rehabilitation options for addicts. “We must address it as a public health crisis,” Shumlin said, “providing treatment and support rather than simply doling out punishment, claiming victory, and moving on to our next conviction.”
For what it's worth, I suspect treating abortion as a public health crisis would probably be the best way to end it. H/T to HN.

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