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The High Costs of the War on Drugs


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The High Costs of the War on Drugs

Tharanga Yakupitiyage

Global drug policy involving crop eradication contributes to poverty, hunger, and displacement, said Open Society Foundation (OSF) in a new report released here.

The report, Drug Crop Production, Poverty, and Development, illustrates the consequences of the controversial, decades-long ‘War on Drugs’ in supply countries.


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Why note buy the poppy production?
Pay top dollar, every day, to anyone who raises it?
Certainly cheaper than suppression.
Save money, save ,

Suppression does not work.
Really, it DOES NOT WORK!.

Of course, it is too easy and it would put a lot of people out of business.


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One thing that's never accounted for is the "successes" of the drug war. Cannabis in particular, but probably all drug plants, have had their genetic diversity destroyed by the war on drugs. The war on drugs had created a bottleneck that has destroyed an unknown number of potential medicines. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!


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Natural drugs were never a big problem until some conservatives decided to make them illegal to attack immigrant minorities at will, prevent competition with their synthetic drugs, with alcohol and tobacco industries, with their forest pulp businesses and like J Edgar Hoover expressed, to keep the people from becoming so liberal as to endanger conservative domination.

Oligarchic, theocratic and hegemonic empires are built on the bodies of their people. The Drug War is a WMD against the public.