+1 Spectre. Very well said. We are not going to eliminate drugs. What we CAN do is reduce the damage they cause society.
I got a bootleg pre-release copy of the documentary, "American Drug War: The Last White Hope". It does have it's parts that I don't agree with and some that I think are exaggerated. But the overall message is true, the War on Drugs is a failure and the government benefits from having drugs illegal as much as the drug dealers do.
I don't carry a gun to go looking for trouble, I carry a gun in case trouble finds me.