Drug prohibition is a beast — a beast that has tentacles many years old. The beast was created by a fearful society that believed the beast could do what only God can do. As the tentacles of the beast grew, they began to harm the ones it professed to help. A fearful society sees the harm as a sore continuing to grow. The blind, fearful society demands the beast be fed more and more. The beast’s tentacles now are so large and widespread it feeds the society’s fears; thus, society demands the beast be given more substance. The tentacles are cutting off the principles by which our society has grown and flourished. When the principles are lost, how much longer can our society last?