Neúspěchy drogové války

Budeme-li mít štěstí, budou naši vnuci na globální boj proti drogám z přelomu 20. a 21. století vzpomínat jako na jakousi podivnou mánii, které mohly propadnout jedině generace předků.

Drogové problémy jsou dnes mnohem vážnější než před sto lety. Ne že by spotřeba drog stoupla - vždyť alkohol, opium a další drogy se konzumovaly ve velkých množstvích i tehdy. Tím skutečným problémem je to, že dnešní protidrogová politika činí mnohem více škody než užitku. A dost možná má dokonce na svědomí více celkové škody než samotná narkomanie.

Podobně jako americká alkoholová prohibice z přelomu 20. a 30. let minulého století ani globální drogová prohibice nedokázala s narkomanií skoncovat, a to je přitom příčinou vysoké úrovně zločinu, násilí, korupce a nemocnosti. V roce 1998 OSN odhadla, že celková hodnota nezákonného obchodu s drogami dosáhla 400 miliard dolarů - neboli pozoruhodných 7 procent objemu světového obchodu. Kritici však tvrdí, že skutečné číslo je dokonce dvakrát tak vyšší.

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