Hear why they call for the legalization of all drugs. Understand why they say that drug enforcement destroys communities, costs insane amounts of money, and never makes anything better – and digest some astonishing statistics on dollars spent and people jailed for no good reason.

Whatever your thoughts on the war on drugs, this is a thought provoking short documentary.

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Here’s an oldie but a goody…stop the war on drugs with free drugs for all!

1. Buy the raw ingredients and make our own drugs!!!

Governments need to start the process out on the poppy fields of Myanmar and Afghanistan and in the Columbian coca plantations, with massive investments into the infrastructure of the precursors to drugs of abuse. In one fell swoop, by becoming a legitimate, well funded and motivated buyer; you could eliminate the power of militant drug factions and end the profiteering of military based and terrorist organizations funding arms projects through drug sales.

We could also get enough of the medical drug precursors for legitimate usages, and as we burn poppy fields in Pakistan, we also suffer through a real medical shortage of morphine based derivatives…crazy!

Fill a few cargo planes and get this stuff into laboratories throughout America, where we could make high grade drugs of standardized purity, and with no harmful additives.

2. Give it away for free…or at least pretty cheaply!

The high street costs of drugs come from the profiteering of a series of middle men along the way to the consumer, and if government legitimately purchased and manufactured common drugs of abuse, the production costs per dosage would be laughably small.

Give addicts that need them the drugs they’re going to take anyways, and provide drugs of a known standard of purity and without harmful additives to addicts at a price that doesn’t require of them to rob convenience stores or mug old ladies to get their needed fix. Drugs will be issued in small and controlled quantities, and addicts will need to register for programs to get involved.

It won’t be too tough to participate though, as the whole point of the program requires inclusivity of access, but neither will government be supplying recreational drugs to high school students looking for a buzz!

Overnight, the criminal drugs industry would disappear, and with it an enormous legacy of crime and urban violence. Selling drugs would immediately become unprofitable and neither would desperate addicts be forced to commit crimes or prostitute themselves to earn drug money.

Countries that have implemented free drugs programs do not see a massive influx in numbers of users, but they do see a great reduction in crime and associated social problems.

3. Work with addicts towards treatment and sobriety

When addicts are full and voluntary participants in non punitive governmental programs for illicit drugs we have a fantastic opportunity to effect real and substantial change.

Firstly, by giving drugs of a known quality and potency, and in limited (observed?) quantities, you greatly lower the risks of fatal or harmful overdoses. Secondly, addicts already participating in the program can be better encouraged to participate in accompanying therapies, drug education seminars and other medical peripheral programs. We can get these people healthier, we can keep them safer, and we can try to get them off drugs completely…and all while we do real societal good.

No one wants to be a drug addict

The idea that by giving out free or affordable drugs to addicts that we would create ever greater numbers of addicts is laughable. No one wants to become an addict, and those people who do end up dependent on drugs need our help and treatment rather than our scorn and sanction.

The enforcement of anti drug policies has ruined entire communities, has enriched overseas and local criminals, and has provided billions of dollars in funding to groups hostile to the United States. With one easy move we could change all of this, and have a better opportunity to reduce the number of addicts as we improve their health and reduce risk behaviors (sharing needles, prostitution).

The reason that this is an oldie though is that the political will to even suggest policies perceived as favorable or "soft" on drugs simply does not exist within the conservative drug climate of our nation; and as such we are sure to endure many more years of faulty drug policies that do far more harm than good, and squander opportunities for real societal change.

Write your elected leaders with and tell them you want free heroin…who knows, after they stop laughing they might even think about it.

1. Buy the raw ingredients and make our own drugs!!!

Governments need to start the process out on the poppy fields of Myanmar and Afghanistan and in the Columbian coca plantations, with massive investments into the infrastructure of the precursors to drugs of abuse. In one fell swoop, by becoming a legitimate, well funded and motivated buyer; you could eliminate the power of militant drug factions and end the profiteering of military based and terrorist organizations funding arms projects through drug sales.

We could also get enough of the medical drug precursors for legitimate usages, and as we burn poppy fields in Pakistan, we also suffer through a real medical shortage of morphine based derivatives…crazy!

Fill a few cargo planes and get this stuff into laboratories throughout America, where we could make high grade drugs of standardized purity, and with no harmful additives.

2. Give it away for free…or at least pretty cheaply!

The high street costs of drugs come from the profiteering of a series of middle men along the way to the consumer, and if government legitimately purchased and manufactured common drugs of abuse, the production costs per dosage would be laughably small.

Give addicts that need them the drugs they’re going to take anyways, and provide drugs of a known standard of purity and without harmful additives to addicts at a price that doesn’t require of them to rob convenience stores or mug old ladies to get their needed fix. Drugs will be issued in small and controlled quantities, and addicts will need to register for programs to get involved.

It won’t be too tough to participate though, as the whole point of the program requires inclusivity of access, but neither will government be supplying recreational drugs to high school students looking for a buzz!

Overnight, the criminal drugs industry would disappear, and with it an enormous legacy of crime and urban violence. Selling drugs would immediately become unprofitable and neither would desperate addicts be forced to commit crimes or prostitute themselves to earn drug money.

Countries that have implemented free drugs programs do not see a massive influx in numbers of users, but they do see a great reduction in crime and associated social problems.

3. Work with addicts towards treatment and sobriety

When addicts are full and voluntary participants in non punitive governmental programs for illicit drugs we have a fantastic opportunity to effect real and substantial change.

Firstly, by giving drugs of a known quality and potency, and in limited (observed?) quantities, you greatly lower the risks of fatal or harmful overdoses. Secondly, addicts already participating in the program can be better encouraged to participate in accompanying therapies, drug education seminars and other medical peripheral programs. We can get these people healthier, we can keep them safer, and we can try to get them off drugs completely…and all while we do real societal good.

No one wants to be a drug addict

The idea that by giving out free or affordable drugs to addicts that we would create ever greater numbers of addicts is laughable. No one wants to become an addict, and those people who do end up dependent on drugs need our help and treatment rather than our scorn and sanction.

The enforcement of anti drug policies has ruined entire communities, has enriched overseas and local criminals, and has provided billions of dollars in funding to groups hostile to the United States. With one easy move we could change all of this, and have a better opportunity to reduce the number of addicts as we improve their health and reduce risk behaviors (sharing needles, prostitution).

The reason that this is an oldie though is that the political will to even suggest policies perceived as favorable or "soft" on drugs simply does not exist within the conservative drug climate of our nation; and as such we are sure to endure many more years of faulty drug policies that do far more harm than good, and squander opportunities for real societal change.

Write your elected leaders with and tell them you want free heroin…who knows, after they stop laughing they might even think about it.

If only the war on drugs became the war on drug addiction!

I hate drugs. I mean, I love them too, but mostly I hate them; and I certainly hate the pain and suffering and heartbreak that they cause for so many. If you can name a drug…I’ve probably tried it, and although I was always mostly a boozer, and by the end that’s all I was, I’ve had lots of friends lose their personal battles to drugs, and a few of them are in jail, and a few of them are gone; and but for the grace of God I could be with them.

I was no better or worse than those that lost their battles, and they were all human in the same ways that all of us are. They had their strengths, their kindnesses, their petty weaknesses and character flaws…but not one of them was a truly bad person, and not one of them deserves what they got.

Give People a Chance to Do Right

I am currently a fairly well regarded and upstanding citizen; a family man, a member of my Rotary Club and someone who tries to do a little more good than bad each day. Not perfect, but basically good. Yet I’ve done bad things, and I am certainly guilty of the same crimes that leave some of my friends imprisoned, and the same crimes that leave some of my friends dead. I don’t know why I made it and they didn’t, and although I credit my family for getting me the help I needed, I can’t help but feel that the difference between me and them was basically a flip of the coin of fate, and that our situations could easily be reversed.

For this reason, the massive war on drugs gives me chills. I hate drugs, but I hate to see the people already suffering from drugs punished more than they need be. People seem to have no sympathy for the unfortunates addicted to drugs…until those unfortunates become their sons, or sisters or their wives; and then things change, and then they understand. And while I would never wish the pain of addiction on any family,

I would wish the clarity of understanding on everyone in this country so our misguided war on drugs could be transformed into something positive and good. If only the billions spent on incarceration became billions spent on educations and treatment…how much better would our country be?

I hate drugs. I mean, I love them too, but mostly I hate them; and I certainly hate the pain and suffering and heartbreak that they cause for so many. If you can name a drug…I’ve probably tried it, and although I was always mostly a boozer, and by the end that’s all I was, I’ve had lots of friends lose their personal battles to drugs, and a few of them are in jail, and a few of them are gone; and but for the grace of God I could be with them.

I was no better or worse than those that lost their battles, and they were all human in the same ways that all of us are. They had their strengths, their kindnesses, their petty weaknesses and character flaws…but not one of them was a truly bad person, and not one of them deserves what they got.

Give People a Chance to Do Right

I am currently a fairly well regarded and upstanding citizen; a family man, a member of my Rotary Club and someone who tries to do a little more good than bad each day. Not perfect, but basically good. Yet I’ve done bad things, and I am certainly guilty of the same crimes that leave some of my friends imprisoned, and the same crimes that leave some of my friends dead. I don’t know why I made it and they didn’t, and although I credit my family for getting me the help I needed, I can’t help but feel that the difference between me and them was basically a flip of the coin of fate, and that our situations could easily be reversed.

For this reason, the massive war on drugs gives me chills. I hate drugs, but I hate to see the people already suffering from drugs punished more than they need be. People seem to have no sympathy for the unfortunates addicted to drugs…until those unfortunates become their sons, or sisters or their wives; and then things change, and then they understand. And while I would never wish the pain of addiction on any family,

I would wish the clarity of understanding on everyone in this country so our misguided war on drugs could be transformed into something positive and good. If only the billions spent on incarceration became billions spent on educations and treatment…how much better would our country be?