Next Episode of America's War on Drugs is
America's War on Drugs has cost the nation $1 trillion, thousands of lives, and has not curbed the runaway profits of the international drug business. For the last 50 years, both the vilification and the celebration of recreational drugs has had incredible impact on our collective culture. This 8 hour mini-series will explore the strange revelations of the profit machine of the drug business, and the impact of the longest "war" in our nation's history on our lives.
Gangsters, gurus, warlords, spies, street gangs, and politicians vie for control of a black market for narcotics; stories of secret assassination attempts, LSD experiments and covert support of heroin traffickers in the lead up to the War on Drugs.
Cocaine gives rise to cartels; CIA shadow wars contribute to the first nacro-state; crack floods into the United States as an unintended consequence of the fight against communism; a former DEA agent discusses U.S. culpability in the cocaine trade.
The Clinton administration's support of NAFTA inadvertently opens the door to Mexican cartels; a crackdown on violence leads to mass incarceration; a celebrity's sister becomes a med lord; powerful cartels begin a war for dominance.
The intertwining of the War on Drugs and the War on Terror transforms Afghanistan into a narco-state; American intervention helps give rise to El Chapo and the super cartels; the pharmaceutical industry becomes a supplier of addictive substances.
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