Mr Borepatch is apparently for decriminalization. I have in the past had sympathy for that notion. Until I read the statistic that 90% of the money spent on legal marijuana in those states is spent by people devoting 80% of their income to the stuff.
The problem is that we don’t have enough responsible adults as consumers to make that viable. If you make all (many/most?) drugs which are illegal today you’re going to fill homeless shelters, cemeteries and hospitals.
Yes, the “war on drugs” has cost a lot. Not warring might very well be more costly.