6 page, 15,000 word essay on how America Lost the War on Drugs, by Ben Wallace-Wells. Written for Rolling Stone magazine. link I decided to look into this after a discussion with Naimfan. I found certain aspects to be particularly interesting, like how meth very well could have been nipped in the bud were it not for protecting the pharmaceuticals industry, and that (no surprise here) treatment is mathematically more effective than policing the source. However, as somone who lives in a country with a fairly different drug policy, I'd like to hear the thoughts of Americans and those with more experience on the topic.