"Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."
Reformers are urging him to step up at next month's UN special session.
Poll: New Hampshire Primary Voters Strongly Support Decriminalizing Drug Possession, Treating Drugs as a Health Issue
Eighty percent of New Hampshire primary voters consider addressing prescription drug and other drug abuse and the recent surge in overdose deaths an important or urgent issue.
Drug warriors claim that marijuana is a "gateway drug." On the contrary, it is the policy of drug prohibition--not the drug per se--that creates a gateway into a criminal underworld of crime and contaminated products.
This is a critical moment for people who care about psychedelics to bring their voices to the table. The drug policy landscape has changed as quickly as any other issue in U.S. politics over the past few years.
The one thing all parents share is the desire to protect their kids. Although the legalization and regulation of all drugs may seem counterintuitive to that desire, repealing prohibition will keep our communities safer. Legalization reduces the profit margins of illicit products and disincentivizes the time, money, and violence necessary to traffic drugs.
And perhaps most importantly for Webb -- or, indeed, for any candidate thinking of taking a bold stance on drug policy -- a
For the last 15 years I've dedicated my life to ending our country's disastrous war on drugs. It has been an incredible journey, and I am happy to say that seeds that were planted a long time ago are finally bearing some fruit.
Party's over, America. You had your fun. Four-twenty was great: People across the nation smoked, ate, dabbed and vaped themselves
Jacob Sullum, Robert Capecchi and Bill Piper join HuffPost Live to explain why it makes sense for the GOP to support marijuana legalization.