The Secret of Worldwide Drug Prohibition
The Varieties and Uses of Drug Prohibition
By Harry G. Levine
This article appeared in the Fall 2002 issue of The Independent Review.
Governments prohibit drug use not only for the reasons usually stated, but also because prohibition expands police powers, creates enticing campaign rhetoric and can attract foreign aid. Therefore, although criticism of worldwide drug prohibition is on the rise, dont expect retrenchment anytime soon.