New drug Czar Says War on Drugs a National Health Issue

“The office may only be 20 years old, but the war it has waged was declared four decades ago, when President Richard Nixon outlined the federal government’s illegal drug prohibition campaign. No one claims the war has been won. While fewer high school seniors say they’ve been offered marijuana or amphetamines than they were a generation ago, nearly 2 million people are arrested every year for nonviolent drug offenses.”