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BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5233 (Published 21 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5233

War on Drugs: Fact or Fiction


The War on Drugs is a misnomer. It’s not a war ON drugs, but a war FOR drugs, including turf, funds, guns, barons, and banksters. Also, it's not a WAR, but a WEB of deception, corruption, collusion, and intrusion. Like most wars, the "War on Drugs" is fake and on the take, with stashes of cash and caches of hash, and we need to be protected FROM it, not BY it. To quote the Roman satirist Juvenal, “Who will protect us from our protectors?”


Competing interests: No competing interests

21 August 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, USA