Several generations have now lived under the shadow of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, including police officers like me who became increasingly disillusioned with its effects. Despite all the money and effort poured into the so-called "war on drugs", the inexorable spread of drugs and the accompanying damage is powerful testament to failure. What we are doing is not only very expensive and misdirected activity, but actively counterproductive and harmful.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Retired chief constable Tom Lloyd
Tom Lloyd, former chief constable of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary in the UK, has written an opinion piece about the failure of the War on Drugs: