Which has been enormously costly and ineffective. We incarcerate more people than any other country. People are dying everyday in gang wars fueled by drugs. Brayton has a sensible suggestion, which has actually worked in countries that have tried something similar:
"Drug use should be treated just like alcohol use -- regulated, taxed and restricted to adults. Drug abuse should be treated like alcohol abuse -- as a public health problem, not as a criminal problem. It's time to declare defeat and bring the troops home."