Discussion questions 4

Question:Prompt: Despite its documented failures and the success of alternative programs in other countries, the United States continues to pursue its War on Drugs in order to combat the sale and use of drugs. Why do you think the US has taken this approach? What barriers do you think stand in the way of changing course?
reading: Please watch the following video on Portugal’s response to its national drug crisis. Do Portugal’s actions – or their results – surprise you?

Subliminally. (2015, September 21). What really happened when Portugal decriminalized all illegal drugs in July 2001 [Video]. YouTube.