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Jacob Sullum

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Senior Editor, Reason magazine; Author, Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use.

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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?

UP IN SMOKE: The War on Tobacco

with David E. Bonfilio, James W. Stratton, Jacob Sullumvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 28, 1998

Are public health advocates asking the federal government to overstep its bounds, or is it time for a national tobacco policy? David E. Bonfilio, an American Cancer Society volunteer, James W. Stratton, Deputy Director of Prevention Services, California State Department of Health Services, and Jacob Sullum, Senior Editor of Reason magazine and author of For Your Own Good: The Anti Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health, discuss the war against tobacco.