I saw a piece over at the Guardian about former Brazilian President Cardoso stating the world needs to start the liberalization of drug policy. It touches upon the failure of the drug wars and all that too.
The Guardian I imagine has a horse in this race and that’s ok but the topic is worth looking at still.
Decriminalization of some drugs may be a very good idea indeed. The wastoids that need to alter themselves are of no real worth to society so why should society fight them ? I can also see a taxation and fee revenue stream that could be used to help addicts that actually desire and deserve treatment so there’s a win win.
I would caution the Latin American nations though that believe even the greatest level of decriminalization will be of benefit to their societies. The drug lords are not just about drugs. They’re about power and even if cocaine and marijuana were suddenly over the counter commodities they would seek to control them and other things too.
Curious about the views of others-Alfie