That’s the only way out, I think.
Have the big pharmaceutical companies produce legal drugs, and minimize the risk of them being instantly or strongly addictive.
It won’t stop the cartels from producing the instant and strongly addictive drugs, like crack or meth, but hopefully it will cut their income severely that Mexico can win its drug war.
NO...it will NOT end with legalization...certain segments will still be UNDERGROUND...and there will be OTHER drugs...the only way to control this is to shoot within 1 MONTH of capture and CONVICTION drug pushers. Otherwise, we will have THIS (war) in OUR streets (more than it already is.)
“Have the big pharmaceutical companies produce legal drugs, and minimize the risk of them being instantly or strongly addictive.”
That’s a tricky proposition. For most drugs, the “high” produced, and the addictiveness of the drug are directly linked. I don’t think this is a chemical issue so much as it is a psychological issue, since you see the same phenomenon when the exact same drugs are delivered by methods of varying effectiveness. For example, snorting cocaine is less addictive than smoking cocaine, not because of any chemical difference in the drug, but just because smoking it delivers the drug more effectively to the brain, producing a more immediate and powerful high.
The consumers want the “high”, but if the “high” itself is addictive, regardless of what chemical produces it, then you won’t be able to design a drug that produces a “high” that isn’t addictive. You can produce a drug that is addictive but doesn’t produce much of a high, such as tobacco, or methadone, but it doesn’t work the other way around.