This article suggests that a reorganization of thoughts is in order as an approach to the recalcitrant dope experience and its victimization of core concepts of American law. It is the function of those concepts to support a reasoned defense of freedom in the face of fear.

I. Introduction

II. The Perspective

III. The Cases: The Infection … A. Proof of Illegal Possession … B. Probable Cause … C. Speedy Trial … D. Sentencing … E. Forfeiture of Vehicles … F. Prosecutorial Misconduct … G. Drugs and Legal Order

IV. How Did It Happen Here?

Appendix (an annotated bibliography of articles in legal or law-related periodicals which have considered the "drug problem")