Every day I come across criminal records for minor drug offences and every time I see one I can’t help but think about what a waste of resources and common sense it must have been to prosecute the offender. That being said I want to make it perfectly clear that I do not condone drug use. But the war on drugs is the most obviously failed social policy in recent memory.
The following youtube clip is of Judge Jim Grey explaining very succinctly why the war on drugs has to end. Of course this is an American judge but anyone who doesn’t think Canadian drug policy is based on American drug policy is kidding themselves. The war on drugs must end. Here’s why: