Throwback to the first time I did drugs.
Things the war on drugs has not accomplished:
- Reducing drug related violence.
- Decreasing the number of people driving while impaired.
- Making drugs unavailable.
- Providing accurate information about drugs.
- Helping people with substance abuse problems.
- Preventing kids from doing drugs.
Things the war on drugs has accomplished:
- Overcrowding prisons with non-violent offenders.
- Encouraging growth of the black market and organized crime.
- Spreading propaganda and straight up lies.
- Giving police more opportunities to abuse their power.
- Treating drug addiction as a crime rather than an illness.
- Creating a demand for dangerous legal highs/research chemicals.
- Limiting treatment options for patients.
- Discouraging scientific research and advancement.
- Preventing quality control for scheduled drugs.
- Forcing people to put themselves in dangerous situations.
- Imposing an (arbitrary) set of morals on society.
- Stigmatizing all drug users as low-life criminals.
- Legislating what people can choose to do with their own bodies.
The “War on Drugs” is not about the government trying to protect people. It’s a horrible, despicable way that the government tramples on your right to live as you please.