END THE WAR ON DRUGS - BALANCE THE BUDGETThe War on Drugs has been a War on People. It is time to end the War on Drugs as it is a waste of Tax Payers' Money, and destroys lives. There are more drugs than ever on the Streets, and not enough room in Prisons.
The first thing I would do is Legalize Marijuana on a Federal level, with a high Federal Tax. The amount of revenue generated by a Federal Tax on Marijuana would be astonishing.
The remaining Street Drugs would be gradually legalized, regulated and taxed. People in need of treatment would be identified and helped.
The Legalization of Street Drugs would greatly reduce the cost of Law Enforcement and Prisons.
RELEASE PEOPLE FROM PRISONThe United States has more People in Jails and Prisons than any other Country in the World. Twenty Five Percent 25% of the World's Prison Population is in the United States.
We must immediately release at least 50% of the Prison Population, and look at releasing more after that. Prisons are also a great waste of Tax Payers' Money.