Dec 072012
 

Sir Richard Branson’s son has created a documentary about drug abuse and our nations War on Drugs. It’s how the US deals with drug users and abusers. It’s been distributed free on the internet, via YouTube. Watch it below, or on YT here.

From the YouTube website, a little info on the documentary below:

Narrated by Morgan Freeman (English version) & Gael Garcia Bernal (Spanish version), this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years.

Produced by Sundog Pictures and Spray Filmes the film is launching here on the 7th December 2012 and will be seen on international television in 2013.

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Wired recently reviewed the film and spoke with its director, Fernando Andrade. From Ian Steadman’s story at Wired:

Breaking the Taboo is straightforwardly honest about its message from the start — the war on drugs is futile and misguided, and it makes people’s lives miserable. It makes its points clearly: the drug war has devastated South American countries; it has devastated poor communities in the US; it’s given rise to a huge prison-industrial complex in the US; countries that have approached drugs as a health problem and not a criminal one, like Portugal, the Czech Republic or the Netherlands, have fewer problems with organised crime and addiction.

The War on Drugs is a complete and utter failure here in the US, yet we continue to incarcerate instead of medically treating drug abusers and drug addicts. This documentary takes on the task of explaining the fuckery involved with our failed war against our own people and the results as well as how to fix such a human problem and keep politics the fuck out of it.

After 50 years of this failed bullshit and trillions of American dollars…its damn time to end it. It won’t be easy as the private prison systems, across the US want us to continue to jail offenders instead of medically helping them get their shit together.

Because it’s all about The Money for them. Not the lives they ruin and the families they break apart and destroy. Sadly, our government, including Obama has gone along with the skewed and screwed-up logic when it comes to drug use and drug abuse.

You can also sign a petition to end this senseless war here.

Dusty

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

  6 Responses to “Breaking the Taboo, a documentary about US drug use and abuse.”

  1. The WAR On Drugs is good for business but not people. And in th US, business is placed above people.

  2. It’s like the War on Terror, but has been around longer.
    ~

  3. Come see me and you can get baked legally now. You want to talk about a clusterfuck though, every local government in Washington state is scrambling to try and figure out what to do about the growers now.
    Like for instance, whether or not they are going to allow public gardens and where in the hell to zone them and then if they do the fucking Feds have told them they will be prosecutable for Federal laws.
    Then tonight I see some jackass advertising weed trips up and down the national scenic Columbia Gorge at two fifty a pop (weed included) in his fucking van and he already has a waiting list.
    Then we have the State liquor board trying to figure out how to tax and sell the shit.
    It’s hilarious to watch but bet your ass there is going to be money made one way or another.

    Busted

    • Busted! I have been able to buy and smoke it legally here in Cali for over a decade. But we have our problems too with the local county board of supervisors who hate this law that has been on the books for fucking forever for us medicinal users. Yes, its the growers they are going after here too, and the Fucking Feds have busted quite a few that are large and making a shitload of money off people like me.

      Hell I haven’t smoked store-bought pot in over a year…too damn expensive, even if it IS good shit. Still buying it from folks that grow their own underground, so to speak.

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