Should all drugs be legalised now?
The 50-year war on drugs has been a disaster. It was obviously doomed from the first years of prohibition because it was based on the misconception that it would stop people using drugs.
Our drug laws are not based on scientific evidence but rather political expediency, paranoia and ignorance. After 50 years of failure and escalating problems worldwide, a radical change in our oversight with how to deal with this social problem is to learn from the lessons of the past 50 years and create a carefully regulated system which is flexible and aims at protecting health and wellbeing, respecting individual freedoms, educating and caring for those who have fallen into misuse.