Thanks to Digg, I found out about the folks at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. This group is a bunch of current and former law enforcement officials who want to see all drugs legalized. Their main argument is that the current “drug war” is similar to that of prohibition of the sale of alcohol in the US in the 1920s. It didn’t solve the problem and, in fact, made things worse with all the organized crime that took place as a result. By making drugs legal, they say, we eliminate a large percentage of the related crime, we have the means to actually control the distribution of these substances, and can finally work on the real drug problem–namely the usage.
Have a look at both this promotional video by LEAP as well as this episode of Penn & Teller’s BS and judge for yourself how effective the current “war on drugs” really is.