How To Drain The Swamp, Part 2: End The Failed War On Drugs

According to the most comprehensive investigations, the US spends nearly $50 billion per year on the war on drugs---including about $34 billion annually at the state and local level for police, courts and incarceration. By contrast, it is estimated that were drugs to be legalized and taxed at the same average rate across the country as alcohol and tobacco, the revenue yield would be about $50 billion to the positive side of the ledger.
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