Sketches of the Drug Czars

A controversial artist illustrates beautifully the ugliness of the War on Drugs.

Ricardo Cortes, creator of It’s Just a Plant, a children’s book about marijuana, paints a disturbing picture (eight pictures, actually) of the disastrous and lethal polices of a of a century’s worth of shit-headed, drug-warmongering politicians in a piece for Vanity Fair called “Sketches of the Drug Czars“.

Nixon once told his drug-policy adviser, Dr. Robert DuPont, “You’re the drug expert, not me, on every issue but one, and that’s decriminalization of marijuana. If you make any hint of supporting [it], you are history.”

I’ve always admired artists who are able to show the strange beauty of the repulsive side of America – Ralph Steadman and R. Crumb are two of my favorites.

Click here to see the illustrations at Vanity Fair

Thanks to artist Gary Wintle for the tip!

Jeremiah Vandermeer
Jeremiah Vandermeer

Jeremiah Vandermeer is Cannabis Culture Chief of Operations and Editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine & Pot TV.