Is “War on Drugs” worth it?

Regular readers may recall my several tirades when George Bush declared a, “‘Win’ in the ‘Drug War’.”

Last week (15-Sep-2009) in the Christian Science Monitor, they ran an article, “Is war on drugs worth it? Maybe not, new FBI data suggest.

In fact if we changed our tune and regulated these commodities as a taxable income source we could add money to the treasury.  And if we treated addicts instead of just locking them up and returning them to society without really treating their disease, perhaps the net gain could be larger.