Right, because spending billions on a drug war we can never win is fiscally responsible.
Not only can it not be won, it further empowers those who wish to do harm. Look at the cartels, the heroin smugglers, the meth cooks in clandestine labs. What we continue to do is erode personal liberties in the interest of furthering the 'war' effort. We can't walk into a Walgreens and buy sinus medicine without being tracked, we can't go to the hardware store to buy muriatic acid to clean our driveway, we can't walk through S Central LA or S Chicago without worrying about gang violence - but it's just an inconvenience for our own good!?!?! Yeah, right. It is a reason to strangle personal freedoms for all to try to prevent the minority from partaking in their habits.
We would be much better served and much better off as a society to use a fraction of the funds toward education and do away with the militarization of local police forces and the erosion of rights. It is amazing how quickly people swallow the trampling of rights when they assume they know what is in the best interest of everyone, but hate it when it is done to them.