19 Nov 2014
Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, heartless, and disastrous" war on drugs.
He highlights many reasons to end the global obsession with stamping out drug use, amongst them, raising the important point that current drug laws are driven by racism. According to Nadelmann, “If the principle smokers of cocaine were affluent older white men and the principle consumers of Viagra were poor young black men, then smokable cocaine would be easier to get with a prescription from your doctor and selling Viagra would get you 5-10 years behind bars.”