I just watched this interesting and thought provoking video on Upworthy – have a look – it’s less than 3 minutes long:
Without going into details, I think there is definitely a “drug problem” that needs to be dealt with. But the reality is that there are many problems, and we have to prioritise them. Nobody is seriously suggesting that we leave drug users and dealers alone. But perhaps we could focus more of our attention on the big bosses, the source of the drug problem, rather than on the end users, who typically don’t harm people. With the extra money and man-hours left over, there would be more resources available to increasingly tackle serious issues such as violent and sexual crimes.
I could say more, but I’ll just let the video speak for itself.