To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Legalization of Illegal Drugs

We need to legalize drugs now. Prohibition will never work. The "War on Drugs" is an illusion that we can no longer afford, economically or in terms of loss of life.

Why is this important?

I believe the "War on Drugs" to be a dismal failure; economically, as a means of curbing addiction, keeping drugs out of the hands of underage children, curbing crime associated with illegal drug trade, filling our prisons with drug related offenses (have heard that 70% and above of people in prison are there due to drug related crimes), loss of life due to drug overdose, crime related loss of life for citizens and police officers, clogging our court systems. This supposed "War on Drugs" has been going on for 3-4 decades and if anything the situation is worse today than ever. From my research, there appears to be as many "legitimate business" people who are profiting off the illegal sale of drugs as are the cartel people. I expect that these "legitimate business" people don't want it to end. I also believe there is more than a little evidence that our govt has benefited from illegal drug trade to pay for black op operations. It is the taxpayers and people caught up in the cycle addiction who end up paying the price. We need to grow up and take control where we can and realize that prohibition will never work.