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AMERICAN DRUG WAR Free Press Free Film Night, Tuesday, June 22

AMERICAN DRUG WAR Free Press Free Film Night, Tuesday, June 22
By Nation Of Gandhis – Jun 16, 2010 10:40:07 AM ET
Free Press Free Film Night


Drexel Theater
2254 E. Main Street, Bexley
Sponsored by the Drexel, the Free Press and the Central Ohio Green
Education Fund

With our country teetering on financial ruination, politicians once
opposed to the legalization of Marijuana are finally coming to their
senses. However, it’s foolish to think we are anywhere near ending
this national nightmare. Please don’t wait until you or someone you
care about ends up in prison, get involved now
35 years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over one million
non-violent drug offenders living behind bars.

The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American
history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure?
Inspired by the death of four family members from “legal drugs” Texas
filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become
such a big failure. Three and a half years in the making, the film
follows gang members, former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics
officers, judges, politicians, prisoners and celebrities. Most notably
the film befriends Freeway Ricky Ross; the man many accuse for starting
the Crack epidemic, who after being arrested discovered that his
cocaine source had been working for the CIA.

AMERICAN DRUG WAR shows how money, power and greed have corrupted not
just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government. More
importantly, it shows what can be done about it. This is not some
‘pro-drug’ stoner film, but a collection of expert testimonials from
the ground troops on the front lines of the drug war, the ones who are
fighting it and the ones who are living it.