U.S. federal, state and local governments have spent hundreds of billions of dollars trying to make America “drug-free.” Yet heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and other illicit drugs are cheaper, purer and easier to get than ever before. Nearly half a million people are behind bars on nonviolent drug charges - more than all of western Europe (with a bigger population) incarcerates for all violent AND nonviolent offenses. The war on drugs has become a war on families, a war on public health and a war on our constitutional rights.

Many of the problems the drug war purports to resolve are in fact caused by the drug war itself. So-called “drug-related” crime is a direct result of drug prohibition's distortion of immutable laws of supply and demand. Public health problems like HIV and Hepatitis C are all exacerbated by zero tolerance laws that restrict access to clean needles. The drug war is not the promoter of family values that some would have us believe. Children of inmates are at risk of educational failure, joblessness, addiction and delinquency. Drug abuse is bad, but the drug war is worse.
by Torrey January 14, 2004
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A war waged against the people by the government from all sides , from the supply side , from the demand side , from the law enforcement side and from the mafia side.
drugs and the drug war are a bad trip
by just say no to Satan kids January 11, 2006
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The concerted, long term and failing effort to repeal the laws of supply and demand.
A six times growth in the prison/jail population since 1972, climbing death rates, and the funding of our enemies with no real improvement in the initial problem. Also see insanity and pointless.
Refer to Law Enforcement Against Prohibition for more details on Drug War
by DanOfAustin May 10, 2006
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A War that can't be won. Millions of dallors are spent to fund it, and thousands of lives are fucked up because of it. Maybe instead of throwing drug users in prison, we should use all the billions of dallors spent to build rehab centers and accually try to fix the problem of hard drug abuse. Not to mention fucking over people that smoke bud or maybe shroom once in awhile. FUCK the DEA!
Instead of trying to fix the problem of getting people off of Heroin and Meth, the U.S. government thought it would easier to start a Drug War and just throw these people in prison.
by Whatever420 November 04, 2007
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Bullshit propaganda which advertises to get rid of drugs in the US when in reality it destroys black communities, segregates different races, and decreases our understanding of addiction.
The Drug War is a fucking scam that's meant to cram in as many prisoners as possible so then private prison companies can get rich.
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GAME: Usually played by Peruvians on their PalmPilots. Players are usually masquerading as ecological tour guides. Most players appreciate "cheap ludes!"
Pedro loved DrugWars, he played it every day.

Pedro loved the cheap ludes.

Pedro was arrested in the rainforest for selling drugs.

Pedro clearly liked DrugWars more than he let on to.
by LimasFinest August 25, 2004
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