- Unrelenting forces prove their strength in the war on drugs, but not their wisdom
- American prohibition on drugs compounds the problem it was meant to cure
- It is time to reexamine failed drug policies and learn new vocabulary words: decriminalization and legalization
It is time for policymakers to acknowledge that drug prohibition is inadequate and requires immediate attention, discussion and qualification. Despite 37 years of universal cooperation pursuant to the United Nations General Assembly resolution 39/141, which has been the basis of U.S. anti-drug policy ever since; it is a statute which regularly has proven to be ineffective. It also has adversely contributed to fanning grave civil disorder and broken societies in nations across the globe.