Pinky interviews drug policy expert Clifford Thornton: "The War on Drugs has absolutely nothing to do with drugs - it's about power, it's about control, it's about coercion, it's about money."
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In 1992, Jim Gray, a conservative judge in conservative Orange County, California, held a press conference during which he recommended that we rethink our drug laws. Back then, it took a great deal of courage to suggest that the war on drugs was a failed policy.
Today, more and more Americans are coming to the realization that prohibition's costs—whether measured in lives and liberties lost or dollars wasted—far exceed any possible or claimed benefits.
Reason.tv's Paul Feine interviewed Gray about drug policy and the prospects for reform. The interview was shot by Alex Manning and edited by Hawk Jensen.
Judge Jim Gray is the author of Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs.
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The War on Drugs, A War on Ourselves? a 2002 ABC 20/20 special with John Stossel examines the effect of the War on Drugs on American society.
Stossel interviews Detroit's police chief Jerry Oliver who points out that since the dealing of drugs is between willing buyers and sellers, the War on Drugs forces cops to use deceit to catch those dealing drugs. Despite all the law enforcement resources put into fighting the drug war, availably of drugs is just as high as before the drug war began.
Three unintended consequences of the war on drugs are explored including that it sucks children into the underworld, corrupts cops, and creates crime.
Stossel travels to Colombia and examines the effect of the War on Drugs on Colombians.
The futile effect of incarcerating of drug dealers to stop the flow of drugs is noted and many people who choose to use drugs ask why they shouldn't have the freedom to choose what substances to put in their bodies.
Finally Stossel travels to Europe to see how drug legalization has affected European society.
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excerpt from Deek Jackson's "THE LATEST FOOTAGE - FKN Newz 020312 [meant to mean: 2012-02-03]" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3DjrCRsgW4
Graham Hancock - "Its Not A War On Drugs, Its A War On Freedom [and Consciousness, a return to the..Inquisition]" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf3CvpA0Wlw
Noam Chomsky - "On Pot" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZSuLzn74HU
Noam Chomsky - "On Social Cleansing ..." -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-JX0yXDlh8
" Not only do I think that Marijuana should be legal, I think it should be *mandatory* ! " -- Bill Hicks (1961-1994), with whom I couldn't agree more...
IMAGINE... a world, where everyone in any position of power would have to prove hir integrity by partaking in at least two (supervised) major psychedelic sessions per years !
" Instead of all this energy and effort directed at the war to end drugs, how about a little attention to drugs which will end war? " -- DDr. Albert Hofmann (1906 - 2008)
" If the words "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on. " -- Terence Kemp McKenna (1946-2000)