Okay, move this experiment to the US, think of what we could do with all the taxes received on drugs, all the savings we would have from not having such a huge DEA and other organizations to interdict drugs. The cartels would disappear; Mexico would return to some normalcy; we wouldn’t have to worry about drug gangs coming into our country; and on and on. In our nation alone, there are nearly 400,000 people locked up on drug offenses. Think of the cost to society.
There is no way we will ever have a drug free nation, so don’t even put that in your thoughts. It just won’t happen. We tried it with booze and it didn’t work. We’ve tried it with drugs and it isn’t working. So why not study legalizing it and move on?
But before even a dialogue can take place, there has to be a grassroots movement to influence Washington. If there is such a hubbub about legalizing marijuana, God only knows what would happen with cocaine. Washington runs on the adage that if something isn’t working, keep pouring money at it until it does. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.