The War on Drugs has failed. Okay, but ending it is more complex than just letting people sell heroin to kids in supermarkets.
In this episode of The War On Drugs, we think about what a legal market might actually look like. We look at different classes of drugs, exploring exactly how legal, regulated markets for heroin, cocaine and MDMA can be structured in order to protect users from harm.
In War On Drugs, we examine the social implications of prohibition worldwide. Any attempt to shut down the trade in drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine or weed invariably sets off a chain of events that just makes things worse, leaving a trail of death, illness, violence, slavery, addiction, crime and inequality across the globe.
Everyone loses – except, in a weird kind of way, the drugs themselves.
Watch more from this series:
The Media Lies About Drugs
Can Psychedelics Make You Less Depressed?
Debunking Crystal Meth Myths
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