There is a stigma associated with people in regards to the drug culture, bet yet most people don’t even understand the fundamentals about this paradigm. The War on Drugs is not meant to protect people, it’s meant to control the market. Secret Black Ops control the drug trade and it’s all for profit so that they can fund their projects.
As statistics show it is an epic failure. You cannot control the flow of drugs or prevent people from using it. We need to educate not regulate. When we teach others how to be happy and live successfully without drugs there more inclined to not use illicit drugs.
Prohibition of Alcohol didn’t work in the 1920s and the same goes for the war on drugs. We cannot stop people from using drugs. It’s failed and you can now buy drugs online, yes both legal and illegal. The Darknet has made drugs easier to get. This only goes to show the failure of the War on Drugs. It’s time to change the policies and decriminalize drugs. Let’s focus on the health and psychological aspects of addiction. Let’s stop sending people to prison for having a baggy of substances or plants. It’s ridiculous and it needs to end. Families are being destroyed because of our inability to see that our policy on drugs isn’t working.
Jay Z narrates and Molly Crabapple illustrates this New York Times video on the total failure of the war on drugs.
This short film, narrated by Jay Z (Shawn Carter) and featuring the artwork of Molly Crabapple, is part history lesson about the war on drugs and part vision statement. As Ms. Crabapple’s haunting images flash by, the film takes us from the Nixon administration and the Rockefeller drug laws — the draconian 1973 statutes enacted in New York that exploded the state’s prison population and ushered in a period of similar sentencing schemes for other states — through the extraordinary growth in our nation’s prison population to the emerging aboveground marijuana market of today. We learn how African-Americans can make up around 13 percent of the United States population — yet 31 percent of those arrested for drug law violations, even though they use and sell drugs at the same rate as whites.
The project came about when, last year, Dream Hampton, the filmmaker and a co-author of Jay Z’s book “Decoded,” approached the Drug Policy Alliance about collaborating with Revolve Impact, the social impact agency she works with. Revolve Impact connects artists and influencers to community organizers, and with marijuana legalization taking hold across the nation — and about to be considered in her own state, California — Ms. Hampton wanted to tackle the contradiction raised by Michelle Alexander, the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” in 2014: Why were white men poised to get rich doing the very same thing that African-American boys and men had long been going to prison for? Ms. Hampton proposed creating an animated video that the D.P.A. would produce about the impact of the drug war in African-American communities.