I saw this video on google tech talks. It talks about the war on drugs and why it has failed. How can government expect to defeat 500 billion dollar profit industry with a 50 billion dollar investment?
Its common sense if people are prohibited and asked to not do something more than anything they will end up doing that. If something is repressed it comes back stronger. Check out the below video to see to get more information about what I am talking about
What this war on drugs has achieved is sending record number of African americans, hispanics and minorities to jail. The European countries are doing much better in combating drugs by legalizing them, educating the kids and younger generation about the vagaries of drugs and reducing the number of drug users. Its time to take help of psychologists, neurologists, scientists, doctors and formulate a plan to combat and defeat this problem.