Bob Marley said, “Herb is the healing of a nation;” it seems a Harvard professor agrees.
America’s take on dangerous things has been and continues to be, “ignorance is bliss.” We shame their use, shame and imprison their users, and act like they don’t exist. It’s time to educate ourselves and our loved ones on the positive and negative effects of using a particular drug. If you have a son, daughter, niece, nephew, or much younger sibling then you know the danger in telling a person that they cannot do something without an explanation.
In the video, Jeffrey Miron makes a valid point regarding violent crime and drugs. Prohibition has made drug buying and selling an underground market. Underground enterprises cannot use legal means to settle disputes, so they use violence. The situations that happen in the board room, happen in the back alley. The difference is that in a board room executives have a legal team and a marketing division. On the streets dealers have muscle and guns.
Is the best way to control use of illegal drugs to make them legal?