Illegal drugs are now cheaper and purer globally than at any time over the last 20 years, a report has warned.
The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy said its report suggested the war on drugs had failed.
The report, published in the British Medical Journal Open, looked at data from seven international government-funded drug surveillance systems.
Its researchers said it was time to consider drug use a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue.
Phi Beta Iota: Illegal drugs are how illegal covert operations and illegal financial terrorism (City of London and Wall Street) survive. They could not do this without governments that are an outrageous mix of stupid and corrupt. Worse is the fact that illegal drugs are half the problem. The other half of the problem is legal drugs that are totally untested, unwarranted, and unaccountable. So much of what is wrong with society — and the treatment of our veterans — is a crime against humanity. A crime legalized by, shaped by, enabled by, and ultimately given a full pardon by, governments.