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How effective are drug laws?

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Have drug laws stopped the consumption of drugs? Any fool can see that they have not. The war on drugs is a war that can never be won. Instead, the war on drugs has created criminals and a massive worldwide criminal enterprise that funds terrorists and results in never ending civil strife in areas where drugs are produced. It has resulted in civil forfeiture laws that have stripped ordinary law abiding citizens of billions of dollars of property. It's turned many law enforcement agencies into asset forfeiture departments that differ in no way from a criminal organization except that they wear badges.

It's a disaster. Yet people are stupid, idiotic really. When asked if we should end all this, the answers are "yah but if it were legal, people would do drugs". Guess what, it's not legal and people do drugs.

So how effective has the asinine war on drugs been, beyond it's effectiveness at creating crime and destroying the constitution?