Legalise it?

 

Hope you find this talk by Ethan Nadelmann on ending the war on drugs stimulating.

It’s a controversial topic but I don’t think anyone would argue that our current policies to eliminate dangerous drug use and the violence and black market that it fuels are working positively for anyone, bar  criminal organisations. The terrorist organisations Boko Haram, ISIS and the Taliban are thought to be partly funded by illegal drug sales, drug-related violence and addiction in the west destroys countless lives, and drug money continues to fuel horrific violence and inequality in Latin America too. Perhaps it’s time for a major re-think.

 

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