Buford C. Terrell is discussing how prohibition really works and gives the example of prostitution in America.
Prostitution has been prohibited in most of the United States (all except for a small part of Nevada) for over a century, but prostitutes can be found working in virtually every town and city in the country. In the cities they even work openly and advertise their services. The police have given up trying to suppress the activity and instead limit their efforts to preventing disruptions of neighborhoods, control of sex slavery and underage prostitutes, and providing a flurry of activity when a member of the city council goes on a morality kick.Which is how drug prohibition is currently working in America. The police have given up trying to suppress the activity and instead limit their efforts to preventing disruptions of neighborhoods. And even that effort is not working well.
Buford goes on to give several other examples from recent and not so recent history. Including how the drug war works. i.e. it doesn't.
You can read the first part of Buford's analysis at Prohibition: Theory and Practice (Part I).
H/T Drug Policy Forum of Texas
Cross Posted at Classical Values