Adam Dick revises the consequences of the United States War on Drugs, including increases in prison population, growth of turf wars between gangs and organized crime, violence in international fronts, and a continued use of illegal drugs despite government enforcement spending. He describes the subsequent pattern of increased support for legalization of marihuana at the state and local levels, accompanied by a sequence of standing federal restriction, especially on new synthetic drugs. For the uncertain future, Dick conjectures a persistent movement towards legalization specifically for marihuana, that may find federal resistance and may not to translate into other drugs. The only certain reality is the definitive consensus that the war on drugs has failed, and inevitably must change.
Adam Dick is attorney and policy consultant. He is former legislative…
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