Legalize Drugs: Zero Tolerance, Prohibition, Drug Laws, and the War on Drugs – Ron Paul


Legalize Drugs: Zero Tolerance, Prohibition, Drug Laws, and the War on Drugs – Ron Paul – 1988 Paul favors the right to use marijuana as a medical option. He was cosponsor of HR 2592, the States’ Rights to Medical Marijuana Act. He is currently a supporter of the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008. He also believes marijuana should be completely legal at the federal level. Paul contends that prohibition of drugs is ineffective and advocates ending the War on Drugs. “Prohibition doesn’t work. Prohibition causes crime.” He believes that drug abuse should be treated as a medical problem: “We treat alcoholism now as a medical problem and I, as a physician, think we should treat drug addiction as a medical problem and not as a crime.” The US Constitution does not enumerate or delegate to Congress the authority to ban or regulate drugs in general. Paul believes in personal responsibility, but also sees inequity in the current application of drug enforcement laws, noting in 2000, “Many prisoners are non-violent and should be treated as patients with addictions, not as criminals. Irrational mandatory minimal sentences have caused a great deal of harm. We have non-violent drug offenders doing life sentences, and there is no room to incarcerate the rapists and murderers.” When asked about his position on implementing the Tenth Amendment, Paul explained, “Certain medical procedures and medical choices, I would allow the states to determine that. The state law should prevail not the Federal Government.” Speaking specifically


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5 Responses to Legalize Drugs: Zero Tolerance, Prohibition, Drug Laws, and the War on Drugs – Ron Paul

  • luccas lála says:

    yeah respect to him now he is older more experienced and seems that mind process can only mature , and the time wich past from this video is huge and that person has truth .. and he is not stupid like others are presents that are !
    hope he will succed i wish it .. czech? republick ..

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  • Jordyjg says:

    ron paul is Americas last chance, too bad they? are too brainwashed to realize it.

  • NathanIzHurr420 says:

    Bud The Oracle for? president!

  • budoracle says:

    Why not use? this video to respond to my video “Vancouver Police Department interview of Chief Justice Bud the Oracle”

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