Libertarians are quite famous for opposing the war on drugs. We are beginning to make some progress with pot. I’ll take on the more difficult question: hard drugs.
1) Hard drugs should be handled as a medical issue; not as a criminal matter.
2) Harm reduction works. It is literally illegal in America. Check it out. The Ankors Clinic in British Columbia Canada provides a safe place for drug addicts to have their drugs tested, obtain clean needles, and get overdoes help and treatment if asked. These are true heroes!
3) My Walgreens Principle: Cashiers and customers generally don’t shoot each other. Let Walgreens sell hard drugs. Druggists are smart and friendly. They might turn out to be heroes too.
4) My Advil Principle: The sellers of Advil provide consistency, purity, instructions and disclosure. Selling hard drugs like that would probably cut overdose deaths to zero.
5) Kids living near the front lines of the drug war really see what they think is easy money. School work simply can’t compete. Please, please, please take the profit out of street drugs. Sell them in Walgreens. Kid’s greatest ambitions should be their homework or sports; not a quick buck for the local dealer.
6) Teachers, ministers, social workers and parents are screaming about the evils of drugs. They simply can’t be heard over the din and profits of the drug war.