Today, yet another well versed report calls for a significant re-think of the ‘war on drugs.’
The usual establishment knee-jerk reaction has its roots in 1920s prohibition and moral panic - yet continually fails to recognise the fallacy of both.
Looking back to August 11, 1932 when Herbert Hoover accepted the Republican nomination for President, he was clear what was needed.
“Now, our objective must be a sane solution, not a blind leap back to old evils.”
It remains as true today as it was then. Constitutional amendments were required to end prohibition - I fear far more will be needed to end the war on drugs.