By Daniel Mejía and  Joanne Crete for OSF. The war on drugs is an expensive proposition. The direct costs of policing and interdiction of drug supply in some countries include not just ordinary policing but extensive military and paramilitary operations. The arrest, detention, criminal justice processing, and incarceration of millions of persons each year, including people charged with minor, non-violent drug infractions, are very costly to national and sub-national budgets.

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