Now what's really messed up about all this to me, is that gay couples cannot marry or adopt in most states, yet look at these complete failures at life with several kids from 3-4 fathers, and a serious addiction. I'm for ending the drug war, but let's not get carried away in sympathy. If you really care about these people, the only thing that will help them, in most cases, is relocating them or cleaning up their living environment, AND free required treatment. Who's going to accomplish that? Legalizing by itself is not enough.
For the rest, the majority who are harmless non addicted users, yeah law enforcement has too often been disgraceful. Michelle Alexander's book is an eye-opener for why the drug war needs to stop and that's not even going into the other side of the border.