Hand grenades in coffee shops. A wave of assassinations. Rocket launchers fired at media offices. The murder of a lawyer representing a gangland informant. Recent developments have got people asking the question: Is the Netherlands turning into a narco-state?
In The War On Drugs Show, we examine the social implications of prohibition worldwide.
Any attempt to shut down the trade in drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine or weed invariably sets off a chain of events that just makes things worse, leaving a trail of death, illness, violence, slavery, addiction, crime and inequality across the globe. Everyone loses – except, in a weird kind of way, the drugs themselves.
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