If the purpose of [...] policy is to make toxic substances available to anyone who wants them in a flourishing market economy controlled by murderous criminal gangs, the current arrangements are working well.Well, exactly. Such failure is regularly pointed out around here, in all manner of areas.
If, however, the goal is to reduce the amount [...] being consumed and limit the harm associated with addiction, it is surely time to tear up the current policy. It has failed.
It's just a shame that the Graun can spot political incompetence with regard to drugs, whilst perpetually applauding increasingly restrictive policies being directed at vices less trendy amongst Guardianista circles.
In short, "Let them eat space cake".