The Top 8 Drug War Stories of 2015 — Could America’s Nightmare Be Coming to an End?

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Source: The Top 8 Drug War Stories of 2015 — Could America’s Nightmare Be Coming to an End? | Alternet

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There are some good reasons to be optimistic.
 

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Over the last few years there has been undeniable momentum to end our country’s disastrous war on drugs. Both voters and elected officials are looking for alternatives to the unwinnable drug war. 2015 continued the trend. Here are some of the top stories of the year that give us hope.

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