World War D. The Case against prohibitionism, roadmap to controlled re-legalization

World War D. The Case against prohibitionism, roadmap to controlled re-legalization By Jeffrey Dhywood, 102 years after the launch of global drug prohibition, 41 years after the official declaration of the war on drugs, World War D is an important and timely book As the wave of support for drug reform keeps growing throughout the world, from church groups to retired law enforcement, to the NAACP, to Kofi Annan, George Shultz, Paul Volcker, and a string of former Latin Ameri102 years after the launch of global drug prohibition, 41 years after the official declaration of the war on drugs, World War D is an important and timely book As the wave of support for drug reform keeps growing throughout the world, from church groups to retired law enforcement, to the NAACP, to Kofi Annan, George Shultz, Paul Volcker, and a string of former Latin American and European head of states, the concept of legalization is rapidly moving from fringe lunacy to the mainstream Yet, to this day, no book has addressed the issue in such an analytic, global and comprehensive way World War D revolves around the simple but fundamental question Are organized societies capable and willing to manage and control psychoactive substances, instead of leaving it to organized crime This, really, is placing the bar extremely low when you think about it Capable, we are the book explains why and how After all, the vast majority of psychoactive substances, including the two deadliest, are already legal and or less efficiently controlled Will we garner the will Going beyond the simplistic characterizations of the War on Drugs rhetoric, World War D clearly demonstrates that prohibition is the worst possible form of control The so called controlled substances are effectively out of control or rather, they are controlled by the underworld at a staggering and ever growing human, social, economic and geopolitical cost to the world World War D lays out a concrete, pragmatic, and realistic roadmap to global re legalization founded on a multi tiered legalize, tax, control, prevent, treat, and educate approach with practical and efficient mechanisms to manage and minimize societal costs Far from giving up and far from an endorsement, controlled legalization would be finally growing up being realistic instead of being in denial being in control instead of leaving control to the underworld It would abolish the current regime of socialization of costs and privatization of profits to criminal enterprises, depriving them of their main source of income and making our world a safer place At a time when the current and two former US presidents have admittedly indulged, as have politicians of all stripes from Al Gore to Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin and over 50% of the adult US population, the credibility tipping point of the War on Drugs propaganda has long been passed All that appears to be missing is the political courage to admit failure and move on to realistic and efficient policies What will it take for decision makers to display the wisdom and garner the courage to end the disastrous War on Drugs and responsibly take charge of drug production and trade instead of leaving it in the hands of extremely dangerous and powerful international criminal organizations. World War D The Case against prohibitionism roadmap to controlled re legalization years after the launch of global drug prohibition years after the official declaration of the war on drugs World War D is an important and timely book As the wave of support for drug reform k

  • Title: World War D. The Case against prohibitionism, roadmap to controlled re-legalization
  • Author: Jeffrey Dhywood
  • ISBN: 9780984690404
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Voters are frequently disempowered by the very people they elect as their representatives Rarely has there been such a gaping void between public opinion and political will, however, as there is on the question of drugs Whilst the vast majority of the public recognised long ago that prohibition of drugs, like the experiment with prohibition of alcohol decades ago, doesn t work, the politicians have dithered and dodged the question, failing to take effective action, whilst spending billions on in [...]

    2. A hugely impressive book, well researched It belongs to the top of the New York Times best seller list The author s objective with this book as I understand it is to promote attitudinal and legislative change with respect to the way society deals with drugs This makes me ask two questions A Does the book live up to that expectation Yes, I think it does B Is the book as convincing as it could be Well, let s see This is a hugely impressive book It is well researched, well written and full of inter [...]

    3. Looking at the Drug War Face OnWORLD WAR D is a hefty book of 435 pages that serves as a platform for author Jeffrey Dhywood to illuminate his readers on why the use of drugs whether psychoactive prescription drugs or cocaine or marijuana or heroin or opium or crystal meth, LSD etc continues to be an ever increasing problem throughout the world The cost of the illegal or abused drug market creates crime, addiction, organized crime in cartels resulting in smuggling selling inducing needless stree [...]

    4. The war on drugs has been going on way too long There has to be better ways If you want to read just one book about this failed social experiment, this is it You will understand where prohibitionism comes from, why certain substances are illegal, what are psychoactives substances and what they do to the brain, irrespective of their legal status Mr Dhywood clearly demonstrate that the consequences of prohibition narco violence, corruption, organized crime, destabilization of entire regions of the [...]

    5. Comprehensive history of the War on Drugs and detailed information on the economic and social effects the drug war inflicts on the United States.

    6. an excellent an thorough book from the history, to effects and solution to this world wide MESS Very well though out solutions that should be looked at by our leaders but

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