I think the whole war on drugs is a joke. If it worked then that would be different. All it seems to do is create more violence and maybe changes the way drug dealers do business, but they continue to do business.
In the U.S., the war on drugs has changed focus from the Colombian drug war to the Mexican drug war. The players have changed, but the game is the same and as strong as ever.
I say let's legalize drugs and go from there. We will still have to enact laws to regulate the use of the drugs and people will break the laws, but it couldn't be worse than what we have now. Maybe we are slowly moving in that direction.