Something To Think About
Another problem is that the people who import cocaine tend to be anti-Government or a part of a minimalist Government based ideology as most organized crime is. In fact, many people in on that supply chain use that power to control the people who are addicted to those substances in order to use them as their army in society. If you control the supply chain for an addictive substance, you can control the people who are dependent upon it.
Consider that harm reduction reduces that power, and is, therefore, a tool to protect Government itself, though as I stated, the Government doesn't use their supply chain over methadone to control substance users the same way that cocaine importers, couriers and dealers do. In fact, if any anti-Government groups were going to secretly overthrow the Government, I'd be willing to bet that they would fund it with the proceeds of narcotics distribution like cocaine and possibly heroin. They'd have the advantage of creating an army from their customers to protect them while they attempted such a feat, by controlling the supply chain of the people who depended upon such substances they could manipulate them in unimaginable ways.
I've never used crack cocaine or cocaine in my life, but I've had people attempt to transfer the responsibility for their habit in that way to me and to the point that it nearly destroyed my life. When you're targeted by such an attempt, often it involves many people from the community. There's currently a secret underground economy that is protecting cocaine and crack cocaine, and attempting to hide it, and discredit anyone who exposes it, including by painting them as being a user of it and using the people dependent upon it to accomplish that goal.
One thing that's quite noticeable about it too is that most people who become dependent upon it tend to be more concerned with breaking religious law than they are about breaking civil law. I'd say there's a good indicator that some anti-Government religions are involved in its protection and likely benefit from the army of people dependent upon it. They probably mutually protect each other and would be against harm reduction because that undermines the power of the dealer over those dependent upon the substance and those who benefit from their power over the supply chain, who likely get rewarded for that with money or product.
Imagine if everyone dependent upon crack cocaine one day just stopped using it and only took methadone that they received from the Government. Can you imagine the shift in power that would happen as a result? A whole segment of the population who suddenly were in control of their own lives and getting what they needed to deal with their substance abuse issues without the people providing it controlling them or manipulating them by limiting their supply? What about all the women who ended up as prostitutes controlled by the dealers who were in charge of their supply?
I bet that would make a lot of cocaine distributors very angry, and help the honest members of Government and law enforcement immensely.
Something to think about.