Criminalization of drug use

Other Names:
Illegality of drug use
Prohibition of addictive drugs

Making the use of drugs illegal has created a criminal class and increased the profits of organized crime to the point that producers and dealers of illegal drugs are able to dictate to governments.


Federal, state and local governments in the USA spend more than 8 billion USA dollars a year on the detection, repression and punishment of drug related crimes. The governments of Columbia and Bolivia are increasingly under the control of drug gangsters. Wherever drug gangs operate, corruption increases.

Narrower Problems:
Possession of drugs
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST