-This is a Time article detailing the results of portugal’s decriminalization of all drugs. Although decriminalization is not the answer, it has improved just about every measurable aspect of the nation’s drug problem.
I could use this as solid evidence that legally allowing people to use whatever substances they please benefits the society as a whole.
-This website explains the unjust and illegitimate reasons that marijuana (the least harmful of all illegal drugs) was outlawed.
I can use this source to show how that our nation’s drug laws are ill-concieved and unconstitutional.
-This article calls for massive state criminal justice reforms with an emphasis on decriminalization or legalization of drugs.
I can use information in this article to illustrate frustratingly high incarceration rates of low-level drug offenders and ridiculously long sentences imposed upon them, as well as the dizzying monetary cost of these injustices.
-This page contains some detailed information about mandatory minimum sentences and three-strike life sentences as well as some other counterintuitive practices.
-This page has a lot of useful general information and links to many articles.