The most effective way to put money and power in the hands of criminals is to make something popular illegal.
What do I mean? I mean we should have learned this from the Prohibition. We should have learned this from the great failure of the war on drugs.
IF you really want less addiction and use of drugs, you are far better off to stop having them be illegal.
Okay, there will always be a baseline use of drug of various kinds for recreational purposes. Do you want it to be more or less?
When you make something illegal, you create a profit incentive for criminals to smuggle and distribute whatever it is. Because they profit from illegal consumption it is guaranteed they will market the illegal thing to make it more popular.
This is what funds the drug cartels. This is what makes drugs expensive. This is what prevents legal investment in the creation of recreational drugs that are safer and less addictive.
IF you really want less addiction and use of drugs, you had better get behind eliminating the profit motive to push drugs.
It really is that simple. NO illegal drugs. Cocaine will be about the price of aspirin. Am I saying you should go have some? NO. What I’m saying is that there will be no profit in pushing. If there is no profit, there will be no marketing. If there is no profit there will be no drug lords and they will not have funds to arm their killers.
So take the power out of the hands of the drug lords and reduce addiction: Just make it ALL legal.
#IMPOVERISH_DRUG_LORDS and empty our jails. Fifty years is just too long to let this idiocy continue.