Whatever you think about the so-called War on Drugs, it’s safe to say it’s being well and truly lost. Over $100bn is spent every year to combat the global drug trade, and yet incarceration and consumption rates continue to rise – even Donald Trump would have a hard time spinning that one into a victory. Drugs have become a political issue rather a medical one, rendering any rational debate near impossible. Substances like marijuana and LSD have, since the ’60s, been portrayed as symbols of depravity. Have a toke of a joint, we were told, and the next thing you know you’ll be sucking on a heroin pipe having just mugged your grandmother for loose change. But that was 50 years ago. With the stigma around drugs losing its potency, drug reform has followed. In large parts of North America it’s now legal to smoke marijuana recreationally and, here […]