A good short piece by Alex Massie in The Spectator (UK)
Current laws amount to a kind of rent-seeking that protects organised crime and discriminates against both the consumer and the small producer.
This is obviously offensive for any number of philosophical, moral and economic reasons. If Drug Warriors were really motivated by health concerns […] then they’d favour legalisation since nothing would do more to spur innovation and the development of high-buzz, low-risk narcotics. But they don’t really care about that because what they really object to is the buzz itself. Hence their determination to prosecute a pointless, expensive, futile, counter-productive, grubby, shameful war that won’t be won. It’s about scolding people and controlling their choices and never mind anything else.
Yep. That’s the hallmark of the authoritarian sadomoralist.