Socialist Party on Drugs

Socialist Party Platform


Decriminalize drug use; de-fund war on drugs

We call for the decriminalization of drug use and the regulation of narcotics by doctors through the use of prescriptions rather than by the criminal justice system. We call for the redirection of funds spent on the "war on drugs" to comprehensive community-based, client-controlled rehabilitation programs.
Source: Interview of Socialist nominee Brian Moore with OnTheIssues , Apr 3, 2008

Disability pay for people in substance abuse programs

We call for the creation of quality substance abuse programs with guaranteed disability or other income for people receiving treatment. Social service aftercare will contribute enormously to affected communities and society as a whole, reducing crime as well.
Source: Party for Socialism and Liberation website, pslweb.org , Jan 16, 2008

Cutoff all U.S. military aid to Colombia

Source: Presidential Socialist nominee website, VoteBrianMoore.com , Dec 23, 2007

War on drugs is a failure; decriminalize

The war on drugs has resulted in an explosion of our prison population so that we now have the greatest number of prisoners of any nation in the world - something in which none of us should take pride. We have seen the creation of virtual prison industrial complex in which the ultimate victims are those men and women jailed, their families and friends, and the society which pays vast sums on incarceration rather than treatment and rehabilitation. In the city of New York it is easier to be arrested for the sale of heroin than it is to gain admittance to the drug rehabilitation programs. The war on drugs is a costly, inhumane failure which has caused vast human suffering here, and resulted in exporting American problems to Latin America. Most drugs should either, as with marijuana, be decriminalized, or as with heroin, be available to addicts from a medical doctor.
Source: Press Conference announcing Socialist presidential candidacy , Sep 7, 1999

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