The War on Drugs would have you believe that drugs are evil, that those who use drugs are morally bankrupt and that drugs need to disappear. What if everything you know about drugs was wrong? We now find ourselves in the twenty-first century and science is revealing some interesting facts about drugs that contradict what we have been told for many decades now. Certain politicians have also come forward providing insight into the motivations behind the War on Drugs. The puzzle that is starting to be pieced together is causing serious cognitive dissonance. This essay takes a look at the results of the War on Drugs’ policies, the research and studies, both past and present, regarding some of the most demonized drugs, and what these mean for the future of both drug legislation and mental disorder treatment. The ethics, or lack thereof, of the War on Drugs must be looked at critically, and modern studies are revealing both a problematic past as well as a potentially bright future.
Religions; Religions -- Philosophy; Religions -- History
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: an Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies
The University of Puget Sound
Rosenberg, Harrison C.
"Your Brain on the Truth,"
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies: Vol. 4
, Article 6.
Available at: https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/relics/vol4/iss1/6