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Leading conservative publication National Review has article opposing Sessions' renewed war on drugs

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"The war on drugs has not only failed, it has also created quite remarkable amounts of collateral damage. It has trashed civil liberties. It has boosted the power of the state far further than it should ever have been allowed to go. It has squandered the resources of the criminal justice system. It has helped terrorists. It has enriched criminals. It has ruined lives. It has cost billions. It has worked against American foreign policy. It has benefited the ‘prison-industrial complex’. And, yes, it has also created a demand for drugs far more dangerous than those, in a legal market, that people would want to try. To announce, in effect, a surge in that same drug war is an insult to justice, an insult to commonsense and an insult to taxpayers."

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