Drug War Costs: Here and in the US
The Real News Network has a series of interviews related to the U.S. end of the drug war from the perspective of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) members. This most recent episode in the series focuses, to a great extent, on the costs associated with enforcement.
Other discussions here have pointed out what the war on drugs costs Nicaragua and other Central American nations. Clearly, it is not a positive entry on the balance sheet. Recently, there has been discussion by regional leaders on decriminalization. The discussion shows the US end of the drug cycle from the point of view of those who both have on the ground experience and don't have a vested interest in the status quo.