The only places it’s worked is in certain parts of Asia. There’s plenty of videos you watch where China shot all their opium dealers and users in the head. I do not agree with it but don’t say it doesn’t work.Criminal prohibition doesn’t work.
Criminal law makes a bad situation only worse, making the practice of using drugs even more dangerous.
Is there ANY evidence that criminal law reduces drug use?
“The White House had the National Research Council examine the data being gathered about drug use and the effects of U.S. drug policies. NRC concluded, “the nation possesses little information about the effectiveness of current drug policy, especially of drug law enforcement.” And what data exist show “little apparent relationship between severity of sanctions prescribed for drug use and prevalence or frequency of use.” In other words, there is no proof that prohibition– the cornerstone of U.S. drug policy for a century – reduces drug use. National Research Council. Informing America’s Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don’t Know Keeps Hurting Us. National Academy Press, 2001. p. 193.”
And meanwhile, murder cases are not getting solved. 50 years ago, 90% of murders were solved. But ever since the War on Drugs was started by Nixon, now it’s only 64%. The federal government bribes the police through federal grants and asset forfeiture for making drug arrests, giving the police a perverse incentive to focus on the low hanging fruit of drug users instead of solving REAL crime.
I paid 5 Singapore dollars to watch a hanging in Changi Prison for a drug dealer just out of curiosity. It stretched his neck over a foot long when it pulled every vertebrate apart. You don’t fall through a door. They drop a carefully calculated weight so it doesn’t jerk your head off.
It was rather sobering. You watch that and I can guarantee you won’t get involved with drugs in Singapore.
If you just get caught with possession they beat you with a rotan. It’s a long bamboo cane soaked in water. They won’t let you pass out. They will revive you and resume the count.