The problem is more than just the substances, it's the prohibition itself

When police crack down on drug users and dealers, the result is almost always an increase in violence
Maria Lucia Karam
The Observer
Sunday, August 8, 2010

Maria Lucia Karam, a retired Brazilian judge, argues that drugs should be legalised - but regulated. Every country that has provided a glimpse of what a regulated future might look like has experienced lowered rates of death, disease, crime and addiction.