"I know this is off the subject, but I thought I would post a homework assignment that I once had about legalization or at least decriminalization of certain drugs."
Some high profile conservatives like Milton Friedman and William F. Buckley have advocated the legalization of drugs.
Ideologically speaking, I'm sympathetic to the argument.
But pragmatically speaking, where this experiment has been attempted it doesn't seem to solve any problems while creating a new set of problems as well as exacerbating the old problems.
Commenters and team members are welcome to weigh in.