nefarius and the letting them do what they want approach is just going to carry on fuelling the sort of thing that happened in Mexico. We do need to change the approach but we also need to reduce demand. We can do that by addressing the social problems that lead to drug use and adopting the Portuguese model of decriminalise and rehabilitate. Granted, in cocaine use it won’t be likely to make aS big an impact because largely you’re dealing with inherently wealthy and selfish people, but there’s still crack cocaine, heroin etc.
To legalise globally you would essentially have to wage war but also be prepared to fill the vacuum created with improved social care, alternative sources of income for locals etc etc. The political will and financial means just aren’t there in many cases,
To legalise nationally without a global standard is to say it’s fine for countries like the U.K. to benefit financially from illegal activity, inc murder on a huge scale. It’s a poorly thought out argument, especially when a proven alternative exists.