A Counter-Productive War Ethan Nadelmann

2012 San Francisco Freedom Forum
September 28, 2012

Drug policy reform activist Ethan Nadelmann argues that prevailing global drug policies are a massive violation of human rights. He highlights some of the ways in which individual freedoms are routinely violated as a result of the “war on drugs.” Nadelmann calls for a sensibly regulated drug economy to combat these problems rather than prohibitionist policies that criminalize what people choose to put in their bodies and create dangerous black markets, and he demonstrates how new approaches to drug policy are gaining currently around the word.