The Drug War is a Racist Invention to put people of color back into slavery aka prison.
Ever since Nixon started the War on Drugs it has meant White people get probation and Black people get 20 Years to Life in prison for non-violent drug offenses.
20 years ago, I White Guy, was caught with 4 other Whites smoking pot on the campus of the University of Georgia. Campus Police swarmed us in a wooded area, I threw the pipe and weed. They only arrested me and when I finally got to trial (with a good White Lawyer) the judge called us to his podium for a 'private talk'. Judge looked me in the eye and said (he spoke quietly so the audience couldn't hear) 'Mr. Shirley, you can plead guilty to drug possession on a college campus with a $1000 fine and have that on your permanent record, OR, you can plead guilty to LITTERING and pay a $2000 fine and that is all that will appear on your record.' I chose the latter.
I have no doubt that if we had been four Black people ALL OF US WOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND SERVED PRISON TIME.
That is the toll the racist drug war has taken on Black America for 40 years.