Almost thirty years after the "War on Drugs" was begun under Reagan, I would argue that it has been nothing but a complete and utter failure. Drugs are as popular as they ever were, if not more so. Our prisons are overcrowded and undermanned. Private prisons have essentially become the new age Southern Plantation of the 1800's. Millions of Americans have had their lives ruined because they got caught with a bag of weed and now cannot find a decent job, forcing them deeper into the criminal world just to pay the bills. Billions of dollars are wasted to arrest harmless potheads. All the War on Drugs has done is make marijuana, crystal meth, coke and all other drugs cool to America's youth and a source of rebellion. I am not necessarily a fan of making all drugs legal, but the current system has been nothing short of a complete and utter failure. The billions spent on arresting drug dealers should be spent on rehabilitation and education the way countries like the Netherlands have done. Drugs cartels and drug related crime is a product of our current drug policy and nothing more. If drugs were the business of corporations and business men, I would like to bet that we would see a dramatic drop in crime across America. Check out drugsense.org and their War on Drugs clock. It may just make you realize how big of a waste our "War on Drugs" really is.