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America’s new touchy-feely war on drugs

America’s new touchy-feely war on drugs | Reuters

…four decades and billions of dollars later, this war — based on law enforcement and a crackdown on production, distribution and consumption — has produced unspectacular results, at best.

So more and more states have been turning to alternative approaches like drug courts, which target consumption among probationers using a combination of frequent tests, the threat of jail time and plenty of moral encouragement. …