I designed the book, Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the U.S. and Mexico by then-El Paso City Representatives Susie Byrd and Beto O’Rourke. Published by Cinco Puntos Press. In it, Byrd and O’Rourke realize that American drug use and The United States' failed War on Drugs are at the core of a problem. In Dealing Death and Drugs—a book written for the general reader—they explore the costs and consequences of marijuana prohibition. They argue that marijuana prohibition has created a black market so profitable
that drug kingpins are billionaires and drug control doesn’t stand a chance. Using El Paso, Texas' sister city of Juárez, Mexico as their focus, they describe the business model of drug trafficking and explain why this illicit system has led to the never-ending slaughter of human beings. Their position: the only rational alternative to the War on Drugs is to end the current prohibition on marijuana. The book also contains infographics I designed.