The U.S. spends over $11 billion a year on the ‘War on Drugs’, yet it still remains the biggest producer, consumer, and exporter of many illegal drugs including marijuana and methamphetamine.
The stress that is put on soft drugs is RIDICULOUS! Taxpayer money is being used to support guys who got thrown in jail for having more than a couple ounces of weed on them. What good does that do? Thousands of people die each year from alcohol and tobacco; how many die from marijuana use? None. So why waste our money as well as police/DEA time on catching guys who enjoy using the herb?
Also, why throw addicts in jail? What could that possibly cause? Hmm, they’re physically and psychologically addicted to a drug, so we’ll throw em in the slammer so they’ll never want to do the drug again… That is NOT how it works. They’re going to crave the drug more than ever, only next time they’re out of jail, they’ll have more motivation to not get caught by the police while using their drugs. Treatment, instead of jail-time, is the answer. That is the way to break addiction and psychological dependency.