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Momentum Builds to End Failed Drug War: 1,000 to Attend Upcoming Conference

Every day we see the horrors of the failed drug war. And while government is inactive, thousands are ready to consider alternatives and demand change.

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It is obvious that the war on drugs has failed. We are building an alternative.  It is time for us as a society to learn how to live with drugs, because they aren't going anywhere. Drugs have been around for thousands of years and will be here for thousands more. We need to educate people about the possible harms of drug use, offer compassion and treatment to people who have problems, and leave in peace the people who are not causing harm. And we need to take action against the incarceration of so many of our brothers and sisters who are suffering behind bars.  We need you to join us in Los Angeles. If the people lead, the leaders will follow!

Tony Newman is communications director for the Drug Policy Alliance .

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