Ethan Nadelmann has a pretty powerful Ted talk: What has the war on drugs done to the world, which includes this apt description of our drug war exports: “international projection of a domestic psychosis.”
Personally, I’m a 7-day-a-week legalizer, but I still thought it was a very good speech.
Ethan also debates Kevin Sabet on CNN. Haven’t watched it yet. How does he do?
Froma Harrop: Beyond marijuana: Legalize all drugs
So what do we do about the rest of the war â€” the war on heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and the other nastier stuff? The answer is legalize them, too. […]
Make drugs legal; regulate them; and tax them. The final destination for the war on drugs should be oblivion, the sooner the better.
A reminder that marijuana is only the first step.
Yeah, no kidding.
Maia Szalavitz tweets the best advice to media covering any drug-related studies:
protip: if you are reporting on a study, at least read the abstract. if u can’t even do that, you shouldn’t be writing about it
Awwww…. apparently Yuri Fedotov isn’t thrilled with our marijuana legalization efforts in the states. U.S. states’ pot legalization not in line with international law: UN agency