No and the issue will not go away.
"JUST SAY NO" (TO DRUGS)
(NEED I SAY MORE) ??
Sad fact for the US.......Federal Money (our taxes) are used for this war on drugs. We have wasted millions and I have been, in my career very close to working with the local PD. They apply for the grant money, make 2 large busts a year on "medical marijuana" facilities - sitting ducks, and use the rest of the money to create specialty teams that have nothing to do with drug reduction.
It is interesting to see in other countries that once legalized, not only does crime reduce and almost become eliminated surrounding drugs but they have found that drug use is down and the money used to "fight the war on drugs" goes to rehabbing those addicted with post detox support all the way to getting communities to hire ex-addicts. It is sad to watch here, I was up close and personal and see the abuse of federal funds by the police depts.
Unfortunately, the US is too proud to look at other countries that have been successfull trying other programs instead of just throwing money at it. JMHO