Does the drug war reduce the number of dangerous or non-functional addicts, or the number of overdoses?
Does the drug war help keep functional, non-dangerous drug users integrated with society?
Does the drug war reduce violence in society?
Is the drug war a good use of the many billions of dollars we spend on it?
“The egg hatched...” “...the egg hatched... and a hundred baby spiders came out...” (blade runner)
“Who are you?” “A friend. I'm here to prevent you from making a mistake.” “You have no idea what I'm doing here, friend.” “In specific terms, no, but I swore an oath to protect the world...” (continuum)
“It's a goal you won't understand until later. Your job is to make sure he doesn't achieve the goal.” (bsg)