People will use drugs whether or not they are legal, just as they use tobacco and alcohol. As we saw with Prohibition, fighting it with police and arrests just doesn't work. With Prohibition, we got mobs and gangsters with better organizations and it's the same with drugs. The various wars on drugs have done nothing to stop the drug trade and only cost billions of dollars for no results. If the government regulates drugs now illegal, there will be fewer deaths and the drugs will not be laced with as many toxic substances (at least when the Democrats are in charge, because they believe in regulations which are for the good of the people!).