Saturday, May 30, 2009

war on drugs

in this video, dr. carl hart, a psychologist at the university of columbia, discusses some interesting ideas about the public's perceptions of drug use and abuse, and comments on some of the existing drug policies in the US. i've always thought the "war on drugs" was improperly directed. it seems to waste a lot of money on petty issues (i.e. arrests for marijuana possession) instead of focusing resources and energy on dealing with more hazardous substances.


heroineworshipper said...

You should see Thailand's war on drugs. That'll make you think about misdirected funds.

Big Mark 243 said...

Couldn't get it to play ... but the prison industial system needs bodies to keep it rolling. The battle to create and maintain a underclass is the main purpose for this 'war on drugs'.