The Drug War has failed. After over forty years, billions of taxpayer dollars, and hundreds of thousands of incarcerations, what has been accomplished? Drug-related crime has grown because the market is driven underground. Our prison system is bloated, which puts a considerable drain on public funds (Florida being one of the worst cases). And we arrest far more addicts than we do traffickers and dealers. Worst of all, drug usage has at best remained the same, and by most accounts has actually grown. I’m straight-edged myself, but I agree with a growing number of policy analysts that we need to end this clearly broken approach. After decades of poor results despite intensifying our efforts, I think it’s worth a shot to try a different approach. Thoughts?