Answer: The Drug War Is A Failure
The problem is the drug war is a failure- thats why your friends are dead- with all due respect. The longer we keep criminalizing drugs- ALL DRUGS-the longer these deaths will continue. You see, the status quo allows dealers to choose what kind of drugs are available and if we regulated them they would lose control of the market.
Put it this way: You will never stop people from taking mood-altering substances, you just can’t- but you CAN regulate the industry so the drugs that are available are safe for consumption.