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Forrest Tennant, M.D.

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Director, Research Center for Dependency Disorders and Chronic Pain; Former Member, FDA Drug Abuse Advisory Committee

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JUST SAY YES? Drug Legalization

with Jacob Sullum, Forrest Tennant, M.D.via Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 26, 2003

For more than thirty years, the United States has been waging a war on drugs. This war—which takes the form of billions of dollars spent each year on drug law enforcement and interdiction, as well as harsh sentencing for drug offenses—is being called a failure by many critics. But if it is a failure, is drug legalization the solution? Just how would legalization work? And would the benefits of legalization outweigh the costs?