A long time ago, like in 2007 or earlier, the phrase “failed drug policy” was part of the concern. Drug use and anti-drug policies by governments, were and continue to be, a difficult subject, but an important subject that concerns quite a lot of our society. As a societal issue, drug policy melds with health and economics policies, but mostly it’s the politicians worry about how voters will vote, that determines things.
Lets be honest. Drug use leads to addictions, which leads to many health and crime problems, and tears at the fabric of society. But so does poor lawmaking and the resulting law enforcement. The phrase “Stop the Drug war” has a lot of traction these days.