Between the years 1990 and 2009, the DEA increased cannabis seizures by 465% and heroin seizures by 29%. Despite the increased seizures, prices for cannabis decreased by 86% over the same period. Heroin prices decreased by 81%. The general decrease of price implies an over-supply of hard drugs available. Over the past two decades the purity/potency of heroine, cocaine, and cannabis has also increased.
But but but…the stats! We’re catching more of the stuff, so we’re winning! Really! Give us another $52 billion and more authority to kill people and steal their stuff!