The War on Drugs

 

 

 

   

 

 

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Is a hopeless failure. In a free nation people should be able to ingest any substances they want as long as they don't hurt anyone else. If a person commits a crime while on drugs then you prosecute based on the crime not on any drug they may have ingested.

The War on Drugs isn't stopping people from taking them and actually increases crime related to drugs.  Making drugs illegal increases their price and makes it more profitable for criminals to sell them. The DEA also benefits since now they have a reason to exist and have careers based on this moronic activity.

The illegality of pot is especially stupid given the use of this plant throughout America's history.

If they instead were to make it taxable and legal like tobacco the crime associated with it would go down drastically.

See also Hallucinogens.