While the United States controls more than 90 percent of the world's opium supply in Afghanistan, the rate of Americans who are addicted to heroin and who have died from drug overdoses has skyrocketed.
Had this innocent mother been wrongly accused of the same crime of trafficking opioids today, she could have very well been executed according to the administration's new policy.
Instead of looking at the science and data on how to beat the opioid crisis, Trump is following the lead of Saudi Arabi whose plan of killing people for selling drugs has done nothing to deter use.
As the opioid crisis continues, pharmaceutical companies continue to pay politicians to look the other way, and the federal government fails to push for legitimate solutions.
The devastated father said police “took my last reason to get up in the morning" after an officer claimed a small vial of his dead daughter's ashes contained drugs and then discarded the remains.
While Democrats push for a ban on guns, Republicans push for an increase in the ban on drugs, and both sides ignore the fact that they are pushing for Americans to give up essential freedoms in exchange for an even larger Police State.
The president has proposed the death penalty for heroin dealers however, any attempt to curb the opioid overdose death crisis should apply the death penalty to pharmaceutical CEOs as well.
Showing how the war on drugs has only led to more harm and more overdoses, the mayor of Vancouver is now making a push to decriminalize all drugs.
After making history by fighting off the reefer madness less than six years ago and legalizing weed, Colorado citizens may soon be voting to legalize magic mushrooms.
An innocent woman was detained by police who proceeded to conduct a cavity search — in public — to look for non-existent illegal substances and no one was charged.