There is a huge drug problem in the United States. It is evident too in the states that have legalized Marijuana. This means that there is a group of people who cannot go without drugs. Addiction is the major problem that has caused this problem. Talk of drugs like cocaine that has been exported and imported secretly.
The "War on Drugs" began almost thirty years ago, but it still continues today - especially as we suffer through a crack epidemic that has killed many hundreds of thousands of people who were all chasing after that elusive "high" but ended up paying with their lives. The answer is not harsh crackdowns, but rehabilitation programs.
If somebody does not think there is a problem in the United States with drugs they are delusional. It is a sad situation but a very real situation. Kids are being raised in this toxic atmosphere and turning around a repeating the same cycle with their kids. It's a very serious state our country is in.
The War on Drugs is a huge money making endeavor for the government. We waste so much time, money, and energy on a war that the government doesn't even want to win. If we just legalize drugs then most of our problems would go away. Slap a few regulations on them and we've got it made in the shade.