Justin underwent 40 major operations to help repair his injuries and today he has his own business. He gladly offers up his time and experience to speak out against what he knows to be a failed public policy. In fact, Justin says he knew the "war on drugs" was a failure before he began his work in law enforcement.
"My father was a Customs Investigator and we were very close. He was open and honest about the fact that when they would arrest someone for bringing in drugs, they arrested mules (people who were threatened with harm to their families if they didn't transport drugs) but they were never arresting the big guy."
Justin also says his work as a police officer clarified for him the problems related to drug use and the impacts of prohibition. "My first hand look into our drug war proved to me that our current policy can never reduce drug use, or control its associated harms. Prohibition has failed to produce any of its promised goals and by every measure the 'war on drugs' is a failure."