Breaking the Taboo (2011) - A Global Drug War Film

Monday, December 10, 2012

Breaking the Taboo (2011) - A Global Drug War Film

Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, 'Breaking the Taboo' takes a critical look at how after 50 years of prohibition, illicit drugs are now the third most valuable industry in the world after food and oil.

Featuring interviews with several current or former presidents from around the world, such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years.

The term War on Drugs was first used by President Richard Nixon in 1970. The President later formed the DEA and started a push to outlaw drugs of all kinds. Among the most discussed drugs in this war is Marijuana.

Marijuana: A Chronic History attempts to educate everyone who still has a Reefer Madness mindset, who still thinks cannabis prohibition is reasonable, and who have no idea that widespread cannabis use is relatively harmless compared to alcohol, tobacco, and especially pharmaceutical and other drugs.

Marijuana: A Chronic History (History Channel documentary)

The War on Drugs has failed. Drugs are cheaper and more available than ever before. Millions of people are in prison for drugs offenses. Corruption and violence, especially in producer and transit countries, endangers democracy. Tens of thousands of people die each year in drug wars. It is an orchestrated system with addicts being created in the inner cities by supplying them with the drugs, which with these substances being illegal force them into being criminals, which are then subject to arrest and imprisonment, thereby growing and allowing the entire corrupt judicial system to profit at the expense of human beings. More prisons, more lobbying to keep the status quo, and all the meanwhile society degenerates further.

Improving our drug policies is one of the key policy challenges of our time. The time for action is now.

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