Actually everything except the press ban sounds pretty much like the American I can remember since my teenage years. What do you think happened during the crack epidemic? The rules to prevent these large media monopolies have been eroding since the 90s.
When did the US become so complacent to shit policy? We've tried war on drugs before, IT DOES NOT WORK. We created 'bad hombres' down there.
The crack epidemic was another racially and politically motivated solution.
The fact we still use a law, to this day, that was created to cause destruction to hippie/black communities and break down protests against the war is absurd.
And anyone, in 2017, that still considers drug use a law enforcement issue is out of touch with reality and science.
So fuck the Republican party right now.