Today, this momentum accelerates rapidly. A recent Gallup poll reveals a dramatic 22-point increase since 2019 in Americans saying the country has “lost ground” against illegal drugs. Even Republicans are losing faith in the tired strategies. When the bedrock law-and-order party acknowledges prohibition’s failure, the paradigm shift is real. The people have spoken through 50 years of hard-learned experience. Criminalization does not temper human nature – it only amplifies risks and suffering.