Intelligence Squared Debates

Should Drugs Be Legalized?

Episode 2 | 55m 39s

It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs.” $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. Still, 22 million Americans use illegal drugs, and America has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

Aired: 02/07/13

Rating: NR

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