Poll says 87% agree we have lost the war on drugs. Is it time to decriminalize the use of these drugs. Regulate, tax them and use taxes and money saved (gobs of it) from law enforcement and put into treatment and prevention?
But why transfer it to treatment. How about giving it back to the people who involuntarily were forced to pay, versus those who voluntarily choose to abuse drugs. Why should we be made to pay, yet again for their irresponsible decisions. But yes, we should legalize drugs, but as with all things, including alcohol, make users take responsibility for their actions like all adults.
No more money to disappear down the bureaucratic rat holes.