Methamphetamines, The Crystal Method and the War on Drugs


Illegal methamphetamines and their clandestine production is a growing threat to the nation and the war on drugs. States such as Missouri, Oregon, Washington, Iowa, Ohio and Kansas have been devastated by the the drug. Is this a problem that the criminalized drug war can effectively deal with? Was the meth epidemic a direct result of the war on drugs? The current war on drugs will be challenged by meth as well as by the abuse of pharmaceuticals, can it remain tenable? Should we continue to keep drugs such as cocaine and marijuana illegal or should we consider legalization? The costs and the harm of the American War on Drugs are high, the results have been nearly non-existent. The meth problem affords us the opportunity to reconsider the whole endeavor.

Date of this Version

June 2014