The above article once again makes the point that  efforts to eliminate the the supply of recreational drugs are not only doomed to failure but also have the unfortunate effect of increasing crimes associated with the struggle for control of the vast profits among criminal organizations. Prohibition laws proved the government could not counter the age old human practice of altering consciousness with ethyl alcohol and there is no prospect of stemming the availability of other drugs. The enormous funds spent on punishing people for supplying and using drugs would do infinitly more good if used to educate and treat people so as to minimize the demand for drugs and the desire to abuse them.