It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.
There is a TON of money spent on the Drug War and the myriad industries hanging off of it. Ever since the early 1900’s, the 1930's, or the 1970's, wherever you wish to say was the starting point, more and more money has been spent. The AP Reports $1Trillion dollars has been spent on it since the 1970’s Has there ever been a year when Drug War spending went down?! As you can see, surely this is going to bankrupt us sooner or later, probably sooner rather than later.