.Know Your Drug War: $15 Billion in 2011

The U.S. drug war runs on money, and until reformers understand how cash flows, ending prohibition will go nowhere. Kill the funds and any war dies. The U.S. government hasn’t passed its budget for 2011, which was due last October. So we’re funding things as is (printing money) while House Republicans work to roll spending back to 2008 levels. That’ll mean less money for drug treatment, but more of the same ongoing war on the American public. Here’s a look at some highlights of how your dollars are being spent, from the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Drug Control Strategy 2011:

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