I was pro-Drug War.
But the Drug War has become to much of a threat to civil rights. Police kick down the wrong doors, seize property, shoot dogs, and, occasionally, people. Cops have become too militarized.
I’d rather put up with the druggies (you can shoot them if they become threatening) that the cops.
There are two major issues with the WOD. First is the incredible expense that doesn’t seem to affect availability and increases violence. The second is the way in which it contorts the constitution to achieve its “authority”. That same authority is now being abused to give us Obamacare under the Commerce Clause. The “crusade” against drugs was used as the justification and now “fiscal conservatives” have to live with the consequences thanks the “social conservative” position on the WOD.
I’m not a user myself and have no interest in ever using. Maybe if I ever had to undergo chemo I’d give it a try, but at least I’d have the option available to me here in Colorado.