From a book published by the World Bank, the following conclusions:

Current drug policies impose large costs on developing  countries with little evidence of offsetting benefits to those countries; the aspects of prohibition most strongly associated with high costs in developing countries—interdiction and particularly crop eradication—have little or no impact on drug use in consuming countries; and alternatives to prohibition, such as those associated with education, prevention, and treatment of drug users, should be considered and more systematically implemented and evaluated.

I’ve just started reading this, and my head is already spinning.  I’ll be posting more over the next few weeks.

via Transform