However, as is typical for Unity, it is very well researched and incredibly comprehensive—especially on the subject of heroin (which is many people's sticking point as far as legalisation goes)—and is well worth a read in full.
However, I shall spoil it for you by quoting his conclusion.
For the last forty years and more, the British people have been systematically lied to and mislead as to the basis on which the country’s laws and policies relating to the recreational use of drugs have been been formulated and drawn up, not only by the government - and that means every government since the late 1960s - by by our supposedly independent and free press which has actively colluded in a lie of gargantuan proportions. That lie, as we saw when we looked at the history of the heroin black market, turned a small but well managed group of a few hundred drug users into an epidemic of 300-500,000 chaotic users who, between them, its been estimated, may account for anything up to 85% of shoplifting (the Home Office estimates the total economic and social cost of shoplifiting to be around £3.1 billion a year) 70-80% of burglaries (domestic - £2.7 billion a year, commercial - £2.6 billion), and 54% of robberies (at a mere £2 billion a year) - and I make that an estimated total economic and social cost to the UK, including the cost of dealing with offender through the criminal justice system, of around £7.7 billion a year, to which we can tack on another £1.2 billion that the Home Office estimates as the cost of drug offences making an estimated cost of £8.9 billion a year, without even attempting to figure out how much of the costs associated with violent crime (£16.8 billion a year) might be relate to drug use.
Talk about a success story, eh? Anything from a 6,000 to 10,000 per cent increase in heroin users and an annual bill just shy of £9 billion a year for the privilege of feeling all moral and self-righteous about drug use and keeping the Daily Mail in editorial copy.
The only reason that this isn’t a huge story is precisely because the media’s collusion in this lie has meant that no one ever gets to see the full story, even though everything that’s needed to piece it together and tell it like it really is, is already out there if only you look at things critically and take the time to put the piece of the jigsaw together.
It's an absolute fucking scandal (and it still would be even were I not an advocate of legalising recreational drugs) and deserves to be exposed.
The state is bad enough but, as this article shows, our media have an awful lot to answer for too...