Legalise drugs–the debate
In response to the decision by Coloradan and Washingtonian voters to legalise marijuana, the Obama administration admits that marijuana legalization can do miracles.
According to the federal government, the price of pot will plummet following legalization while remaining above the black-market level. Pot will be dangerously cheap yet dangerously expensive at the same time.
Someone’s obviously smoking something, and it’s not just the good people of Colorado and Washington.
Should marijuana be legalised all across the board? Should all states? How about all drugs?
This timely debate was entered into last week at the Intelligence Squared Debate with Nick Gillespie and Paul Butler against their opponents Theodore Dalrymple and Asa Hutchinson—pitting writer against writer and law enforcer against law enforcer. It’s good, intelligent debate. “From wherever you stood,” summarised the HuffPost, “the opposing side offered respectable, credible views. In today's fractured culture the evening struck a blow for civility.”
Watch it tonight.
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