War on drugs

If you think the War on Terror is an expensive exercise, everything about it pales into insignificance when we talk about the bigger war on our doorstep - the War on Drugs. More than a century of conflict, confiscation, court cases and incarceration later... and still there’s no end in sight.

Isn’t it now time to readdress this challenge by using different language, laws and leadership? Or is the War on Drugs so entrenched that vested interests and authorities are blind to reframing it?

Ross Ashcroft joins the writer and author of 'Chasing The Scream’, Johann Hari, and the former undercover police officer turned drug campaigner and writer of the book ‘Good Cop, Bad War’, Neil Woods.