Today, he offers his meat & potato, common sense take on the Drug War. Among my ever-growing list of topics to cover was this one, but I'll happily just refer you to his treatise and simply say, "Ditto".
People used drugs before the war on drugs, they use drugs today. They drank before, during, and after Prohibition. But only during Prohibition did they machine gun each other over a barrel of beer. Before Prohibition we had a big old bunch of drunks, and after Prohibition we had a big old bunch of drunks. During Prohibition we had a big old bunch of drunks, plus the Mafia, bootlegging, smuggling, massive bribery and corruption, swelling prisons, curtailing of civil liberties, and gang turf wars.
Prohibition is identical to the drug war. Identical stupidity. Same motives, same excuses, same failure, same horrendous side effects. There is no good reason to continue this insanity. None. It is, as I said earlier, stupid, self-defeating and un-American. We Americans used to know how to undo our mistakes. Somewhere along the road we lost that wisdom.