So far the US has spent over $1 Trillion dollars on the drug war. What has it accomplished??? We still have a drug problem, prisoners in prison locked in a concrete box, with armed guards still manage to get their drugs.
Thanks to the drug war, trying to stop people from owning or ingesting things in their own bodies.
1. We now have "no-knock" entries by SWAT teams trying to catch a druggie before he finishes his "fix", they have entered many homes by "mistake", or on non drug related crimes, both officers and innocent people have died in these raids.
2. Trying to stop someone from buying
a "drug" we now have financial disclosure laws, (if you cannot buy drugs with cash, you cannot buy anything else either).
3. To try to stop the unstoppable we now have a host of unrelated laws; money
laundering, tax seizure laws, broad powers of confiscation that were given to stop drugs, and now are used for ANY legal
4. Addicts can no longer safely go for help for their addiction without risk of imprisonment.
5. Police are TOO busy enforcing drug laws to worry about "petty" crimes, like murder and armed robbery...
6. And taxes
are increased dramatically to pay for what the drug wars biggest accomplishment,...raising the street price
of drugs thus guaranteeing the drug dealers profit margins. When we do the same to corn we call it a farm subsidy, (maybe we should have a "war on corn", the farmers would be rich.