How Prohibition Makes Drugs More Potent and Deadly

The social and economic failure of the so-called “War on Drugs” is now widely known. One issue that is often mentioned but rarely explained is the increasing potency of illegal drugs, whether it be cannabis with a high percentage of THC in the US or super potent MDMA (Ecstasy) in Europe. What’s behind this phenomenon? … Continue reading How Prohibition Makes Drugs More Potent and Deadly

States Are the Becoming the Biggest Drug Lords of All

The so-called war on drugs – actually a war on certain people associated in various ways with certain drugs – has served since the Nixon administration as a major profit center for governments at every level. Owing to the ostensible efforts to suppress the possession, use, and commerce in these drugs, governments have been able … Continue reading States Are the Becoming the Biggest Drug Lords of All