By Dylan R.N. Crabb
If you care about liberty, personal autonomy of the body, and individualism, than you should not be in support of the drug war because drug use affects one person only: the person using the drugs. If you are concerned about public safety, you should not be in support of the drug war because prohibition of drugs creates a black market of drugs which is more dangerous to a society than the drugs themselves. If you care about public health, you should not be in support of the drug war because any substance can have a benefit in the medical community through careful research, especially cannabis. The only thing that the drug war proves is that a rich person can get away with certain non-violent behavior that would get a poor person arrested for breaking the law. Any kind of non-violent behavior (behavior that does not physically affect anyone but the person performing such behavior) should not be a crime.
Cannabis may be the most beneficial and least dangerous substance a person can use, and yet the United States government currently classifies it as a “Category 1” substance, on the same level of caution as highly processed drugs such as cocaine and heroin. – Thanks to @JaclynGlenn for the video.
America’s #WarOnDrugs is an illogical abuse of government power and it needs to end.