Robert Anton Wilson often spoke out against the "war on drugs" (or, as he accurately, observed, the "war on some drugs." It was one of his signature issues when he founded the Guns and Dope Party to run for governor of California, where he lived for the remaining years of his life.
It has occurred to me that some of our overseas readers, and even American readers outside of California, may not realize that voters in California are about to decide (e.g., on Nov. 2) whether to legalize marijuana. Proposition 19. would legalize pot, regulate it and tax it. No doubt successful passage would inspire efforts in some of the other 49 states.
Discussion on the issue is ongoing at one of my favorite blogs, Unqualified Offerings.