The drug war has failed, and the fact that people are now getting high off of nutmeg (yes, it's possible) is, to me, a microcosm of why prohibition does not work: because someone who wants to get high is going to find a way. Make the safer drugs like marijuana illegal and people will simply turn to more and more dangerous alternatives like K2 and bath salts.
Nutmeg too, can be dangerous. It's possible to overdose and die if you take too much. Which people are doing because America likes to pretend that making info on safely getting high would make more people do it, rather than preventing accidental deaths and overdoses. In the end, people are who want to get high, will get high. This further proof of that, and further proof of the colossal failure that is the drug war.
I'm new, so sorry if I posted this in the wrong area, since this is a critique on the drug war I figured the subforum on civil liberties is best spot for it.