"I’m for decriminalisation but I don’t care. I don’t want anybody in jail for using drugs. I think that’s a waste of our money. A waste of resources that could be used elsewhere. I think it’s treating a symptom. Drugs are a destructive force in human lives and I’ve seen what they can do, but the war against them has wiped out whole communities. If it was draconian and it worked, that would be one thing. But the purity level of drugs after half a century of this crap is higher than ever. They haven’t taken back a single drug corner in my city [Baltimore]. All it’s done has burden us with the highest level of incarceration in the world. We have more people in jail than China. Not higher per capita but in total."