Make cannabis legal. Make it available in shops. Pass laws to control the quality and price. Make it only available to over 21s. This will eliminate the need for the black market, taking the pushers off the streets.
Crack down hard on countries that export opium poppies. Get internation agreement that these countries cannot legally export opium poppies. These poppies have to leave the country somehow. Check all modes of transport to make sure no opium poppies leave the country. If individuals or companies flaunt this, punish them. This can be through sanctions, international trade restrictions, imprisonment of key people.
Crack down hard on the cocaine producing countries. These countries are in South America. Find the drug barons who control the production and exportation. Get international police / intelligence forces to gather enough evidence to bust them. Lock them up for a long time, and break up their cartels. Make the punishment severe enough to deter other potential drug barons. Again, check all ports of entry to prevent the importation of further cocaine. This would solve the cocaine and crack cocaine problem.
Well, this is a start. There are plenty other drugs out there but these probably are the most popular. Are governments making any progress on these issues? Why don’t they have a plan along the lines of the points above? Am I oversimlifying, and if I am, can you explain a better plan?
I should point out that the only illegal drug I have ever used was cannabis. I’m not proud of this, and I’m certainly not advocating the use of cannabis. Cannabis is not good for you, but it is a widely used recreational drug. I think cannabis is not as bad for you as cigarettes. Thousands of people are made to feel like criminals for using a small amount of cannabis every once in a while. These people hold down jobs, have families, live normal lives. I don’t think these people should be made to feel like outlaws.