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Bad drug policy is bad for the police.
2022-03-28 Harm Reduction (video, 17'56", Last Week Tonight with John Oliver)
Bad drug laws make the streets more dangerous.
Anti-drug propaganda -- much of which is now widely believed as fact, even when it's just absolutely wrong -- causes police to overestimate some threats while overestimating others, resulting in both stress and unnecessary harm to officers.
It also harms veterans, by leading to policy which can isolate them and exacerbate the trauma they've experienced in combat.
Biden has an opportunity to undo one of his past mistakes, here.