While it is truly great to see ONDCP trying to help prevent overdoses, they're still missing the big picture -- the criminalization of drug use is what's predominantly driving the harms associated with drug use.
Today we are releasing a science-driven plan for drug policy reform in America to build upon this progress. This 21st century drug policy outlines a series of evidence-based reforms that treat our nation's drug problem as a public health issue, not just a criminal justice issue.
The second decade of the 21st century will go down in history as an era in which the world got fed up of one of the most useless and prolonged wars: the war on drugs. Or, at least, of the indiscriminate war on all types of drugs and in particular against its consumers.