Calling for end to ‘failed drug war’ through decriminalization

Some advocates say the only way to end the so-called war on drugs is to decriminalize all of them, in small amounts, doing away with a policy they say is rooted in racism and that harms communities of color.

Reverend Dr. Charles Boyer is pastor of Bethel AME Church in Woodbury and member of a grassroots coalition called Abolish the Drug War. He sees the political will to legalize weed as providing an opening for decriminalization.

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