that sounds more reasonable than a war on drugs/people.They do in some states, I took advantage of this in Florida when I quit, with that program they sent you at no cost a full 12 week supply of your choice of patches, lozenges, or gum (for a baseline 2 weeks of patches retails at ~$35), plus gave phone counseling sessions as well.
As far as the taxation of drugs, I am all for taxation of them so long as top priorities for these funds are to pay for the cost of treatment when needed, and to prevent new users from starting in the first place (delaying age of 1st use is CRITICAL here).
What I consider the ideal scenario is a two pronged distribution method for hard drugs.
That sounds more reasonable than the war on drugs/people.
1) pay to play - if you want to use recreationally, so be it, your body, your prerogative., you pay and are taxed for this - with the funds from this supporting rehab programs open to all, and also to support the other prong,
2) Free maintenance - This is for the bottom of the barrel down and out cases, if an addiction goes to the point where you would be stealing, or selling your body, or whatever.. there will be maintenance dose available for free.. you must go to a clinical setting and have the drug administered there.. in this setting the user would slowly build trust with trained specialists (ideally one assigned their "case") who can at least look out for their well being, and try to persuade the user to get the treatment they need to kick their habit.
unfortunately case 2 segregates for the poorest of the poor, and does not address the addict who is able to finance his habit, for them the best we could do is to offer treatment minus the negative stigma and the cost, and hope they seek it out.