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“War on drugs” has harmed public health and human rights, finds new analysis

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 29 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1742

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

29 March 2016
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA