Keith King joins us for LEAP day! Keith was in law enforcement for 37 years. He got his start before the war on drugs began. He served in the United States Coast Guard for 24 years in various capacities including as a watch officer in Miami and at Coast Guardheadquarters in Washington, DC, retiring as commander. He also provided 13 years of service to the state of Hawaii, both in the judiciary and the enforcement branch of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
“What we are doing is not working,” Keith says.“We’ve literally handed over control of the drug trade to cartels and organized crime. I’ve witnessed from the very first year of the war on drugs that this approach has not worked. And as long as we keep doing the same thing the same way, we will continue to get the same results.
”Keith strongly disapproves of drug use but feels that regulation is the only way to control them. “The only marijuana I ever touched was samples of evidence in seizure cases,” he says, “but some sanity needs to get interjected here. To control this plague, we have to resort to legalization, regulation and taxation.”