The war on drugs has failed Detroit

Last week we lost another battle in the war on drugs here in Detroit. City Council extended the city’s option to not allow recreational marijuana sales until at least March 31. About the same time, Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced a crackdown on illegal marijuana sales. Functionally, it looks like this: we’re not going to allow legal stores where it can be sold, and police are going to crack down on illegal sales because they’re violent.

That’s always been the squeeze on marijuana. Criminalize it, and fight the new criminals that have been created.

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