In 1971, the media popularized the term ‘war on drugs’ after then-President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse as ‘public enemy number 1.’ With over fifty billion being spent on anti-drug initiatives, and with illicit drug use still on the rise, clearly, it hasn’t worked. And just as capitalists have found more clever ways to expand their profits and to compete in a global market, so too has the illegal drug industry.
This week I’m zooming in on the illegal drug trade – discussing what Canada’s doing about it, beginning with just two drugs on opposite ends of the spectrum. With tactics ranging from legalization to containment. We’ll discuss the struggle with the imperfections of the legalization of marijuana, while also fighting against the distribution of fentanyl.
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For any information you might have about the distribution of illegal drugs in your neighborhood, please report it by calling your local police station or anonymously through Crime Stoppers (519) 258-8477. You could save a life icon-heart
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