Dear readers: Trust me. I’m a long-time criminal defense and
civil liberties lawyer, and I’m telling you that the “war on drugs” has been
an abysmal and wholly destructive failure. Not only has it been responsible for
the erosion of myriad provisions of
the Bill of Rights, but this “war” has
made it significantly more difficult for those interested in promoting healthy
practices, especially among the young, to speak with credibility and
persuasiveness on the dangers of abusing both lawful and illegal drugs.