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This documentary shows from an objective standpoint how deeply rooted in history the "War on Drugs" is and how interwoven it has become with our economy. I can appreciate the fact that it presents the material from an unbiased perspective; not pushing any political agenda, and doesn't try to even begin to postulate a solution. The sheer amount of information, from the origins of drug laws, to the disproportionate sentencing minimums, to the money being made hand-over-fist by "enslaving" our poor and lower class citizens fills up too much of the stage. The problem is so deep-rooted and embedded that there isn't a simple answer or fix. This film was very compelling and I enjoyed watching it thoroughly. Very well done, well researched, and well represented by people from every corner of this issue. After watching films like this, it's hard to ever look at the laws, the police, the legal and correctional system, or our society the same way ever again; and maybe that's a good thing.