as a continuation of past inquisition[s]
It enforces a drug control regimen of what substances are legal or illegal.
It does so with statutes making certain substances illegal and setting penalties for their manufacture, sale or possession with lengthy prison sentences.
the force of the police and the courts, which have simply accepted the government's power to prohibit.
Within just the U.S.A., over 800,000 persons were arrested and taken to jail for possessing Marijuana.