Who benefits from the war on drugs?- here's the short list:
- The Pharmaceutical Industry
- All of the beauraucrats that depend on the "War on Drugs" for their jobs (Read that as the entire staffs of NIDA, ONDCP, DEA, and all of the various and sundry other agencies that participate in the "War on Drugs"
- Defense Contractors (Making money selling x-ray scanners for the border checkpoints, FLIR gear for every police/sherriff helicopter in the country, etc, etc)
- The prison industry (and yes, it is an industry)
"If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on."
~ Terence Mckenna