President Obama is attending the Summit of Americas where heads of Latin American nations have raised their concerns regarding the drug situation. Many feel it is time to reconsider making drugs illegal which only serves to enrich drug lords, lead to countless murders, and criminalize police and military organizations. In a surprising comment, President Obama said, “I don’t mind a debate on issues such as decriminalization of drugs.” However, he did make clear “I don’t think legalization of drugs is going to be the answer.”
At least finally an American president has uttered the magic words–we have to discuss drugs and whether or not they should be legal. The president might be surprised how many in Congress and around America want this topic discussed. The current policies are a disaster. We need to change.