It is the lousy stupid prohibition of drugs that has fuelled the cartels and created the drug problem. Prohibition simply does not work. Surely people realised that with alcohol? With prohibition more alcohol was consumed and it financed the gangsters of its time. The same thing is happening with drugs. Stupid laws, lies and propaganda have created the horrendous drug problem in the UK and States and financed the crime syndicates with all their violence and gangs.
The kids do not believe the authorities because they lied. We need to tell the truth and argue the case not use propaganda and force.
If you want to solve the gang problems, the violence of the drug cartels, the huge violence in cities, and reduce the drug problem with our kids you legalise drugs.
It seems to me that drugs are a health problem not a legal problem. They should be addressed through education and not criminalised.