I cannot hear or read of such developments  without feeling outrage. The "war on drugs" is a war on humanity — a cruel hoax — an unalloyed evil. If humankind continues to progress, one day the "war on drugs" will be regarded in the same way that we today regard the burning of witches.
(HT Fred Dent.)
One of the most thorough scholars of the economic consequences of prohibition, by the way, is Jeffrey Miron  (currently visiting at Harvard).
UPDATE: The Agitator, Radley Balko, offers his always-valuable opinion here .