How Drugs Can Win the War on Drugs

Public
opinion
now favors the outright legalization of marijuana
with nearly three-out-of-four adults in favor of legalizing
medical
marijuana
. These numbers should continue to grow, because
the polls exhibit a type of “generation effect,” in that people
are not changing their minds as they grow older. Some prominent
and diverse figures, such as Joycelyn Elders (Bill Clinton’s
Surgeon General) and the Reverend Pat Robertson now openly support
the legalization of marijuana.

Ideally,
libertarians want to end the war on all drugs, fully and immediately,
but in reality that will only happen after necessary initial
steps are taken. Colorado and Washington have already taken
some steps by legalizing marijuana. Other states will surely

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