Every now and then an article jumps off the page and really hits you hard. I very rarely read the Independent but this article, by Ed Howker is a must if you are concerned at the never ending drug problem we have, not just in the UK but the world.
OK, like all lefties, he blames the world's ills on Thatcher and Reagan, with a pop at Nixon as he's in the news at the moment, but that aside, it's a very persuasive article. I have to admit that in our household, when it comes to drugs, there is a split. My wife is a very definite prohibitionist, I take the view that prohibition has failed, and failed badly. Prohibition of drugs, like prohibition of alcohol in the USA did, has just led to a spiralling associated crime problem.
It's time to think again.
Howard Marks has some interesting stuff on his website and links to groups associated with the legalisation issue.