SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
If you are like me, then you have never experimented with drugs. Not because you thought that they are wrong, or simply because they are illegal or immoral. But because you just weren’t interested.
However, this attitude is not shared by something like 50 million Americans who consume, daily, illegal drugs. They have created a demand that has in turn has produced a market that only the arms-producers can brag about being bigger! A parallel market that does not pay taxes or contribute to society because the government labels them criminals.
A war was declared on drugs 40 years ago. This war is lost. The drug producers now operate in small countries where there is no real democracy or if there is , then the institutions are too fragile to go up against the corruption and violence that this parallel market flexes.
Cato Institute: Opposing the War on Drugs