The global war on drugs is an issue that has taken the entire continent by storm and is explained in this essay. United States, that are used in this essay for example are having a rough times, as their economies are slowly brought to their knees because of this trade.
Main topic of this essay is how the United States government responding to the issue of drug use and trafficking. Several sustainable policies were created. These policies will enable the government to effectively and efficiently deal with the issue.
The researcher refers to the book: The Pursuit of Oblivion, A Global History of Narcotics as there are some issues addressed against the United States policies, such as government does not deal effectively with the issue of arrests. The government is also accused by both citizens and the author of the text of being very hypocritical in the drug war. Also, this essay describes an issue that the government is noticed to be employing double standards in the sense that it allows the pharmaceutical companies to continue advertizing their drugs.
The researcher also provides the reader with some positive changes, that were reached by the government, such as arrests of so many people both locally and internationally, drug use and posession decreasing, smoking out drug barons in various continents and countries and strict legislations for pharmaceutical companies. By doing so, author suggests, they ensure that the country remains the drug-free zone that it was intended to be.