Lawmakers Take Gentler Approach to Crank than Crack

It’s good to see that we’re not making some of the same mistakes that were made with the explosion of crack cocaine use in the 1980s. During the 1980s and 90s incarceration rates for drug crimes skyrocketed and sentences got longer, from our Recovery is everywhere press kit:

The suspicions of racism are unfortunate, but as Bill White points out, racism is a part of the history of drug policy in the U.S.