The war on drugs is an unequivocal failure. Billions of dollars have been put into a policy which has overinflated our prisons with nonviolent individuals, created a dangerous and brutal black market, and led to an erosion of basic civil liberties.
As the failures of this policy become clear, the global conversation continues to gain momentum. United Nations reports have declared the war on drugs a failure, and more than 80 percent of Americans believe the U.S. is losing this so-called “war”. Times are changing.