A persistent argument against ending the war on drugs is that we simply need to fight ‘harder’ or ‘smarter’ to win. Yet the evidence from more than half a century of enforcement shows there is no way to overcome the force of nature that is global demand for drugs.
We continue to invest billions in enforcement efforts that simply exchange one criminal for another, often worsening the harm done to society in the process.
Legal regulation is urgently needed to end this destructive cycle.
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