I would say the War on Drugs is killing Millennials faster than almost anything. If there were no War on Drugs, people would not be spiking street drugs with fentanyl, the true culprit in the opioid epidemic. If there were no War on Drugs, natural plants such as the opium poppy, coca plant, and cannabis could be grown, harvested, and used in traditional ways that compete with pharmaceuticals, and might bring their prices down to the point that you don’t have to sell your right arm to afford some basic medication for your left arm. Maybe people wouldn’t have to turn to the cheapest, worst methamphetamines for relief if cleaner sources of medication or recreation were actually affordable.

And if we start talking about Millennials in other countries — places like Laos or Afghanistan or Brazil or Mexico or Columbia or Guinea-Bissau — the War on Drugs is even worse for them.

And this is before we even get to the topic of mass incarceration and how that is linked to the War on Drugs. Through the War on Drugs, Boomers have murdered themselves, their children, and their grandchildren.

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