War on Drugs
Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana… read more
Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana legalization to Prohibition, and said that regulating human desire is a losing cause. Okrent also covered the federal cost of enforcing current laws. Other speakers talked about the legal side and the patchwork of state-to-state regulation, as well as state vs. federal laws. Hosted by the National Constitution Center. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Christopher Alan Bracey Author
- David Fontana Associate Professor George Washington University Law School
- Daniel Okrent Author
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