We have waged war on drugs for a century. So who won?

Extrajudicial killings in the Philippines show how prohibition has made a global problem far worse
The Guardian (UK)
Monday, May 29, 2017

philippines human rightsWhile Rodrigo Duterte was campaigning to be elected president of the Philippines last year, he said on many occasions that he would arrange, if elected, for people who sold or used drugs to be killed. Extrajudicial killings began even before his inauguration, with victims usually shot and then drugs and guns planted to make it look like the assailants had acted in self-defence. A 77-page application last month by a lawyer, Jude Sabio – requesting the international criminal court to commence a preliminary investigation – estimated that at least 9,400 people have already been killed by police and vigilantes.