Medical Experts Are Declaring War On The 'War On Drugs'
A Johns Hopkins University and Lancet commission on drug policy and health says the war on drugs has harmed public health.By Mikah Sargent | March 25, 2016
"Just as the alcohol drinker who finds himself needing a drink more and more frequently is the warning sign of his dependency, so it is with the pothead. The more he needs the escape from reality or the pleasure of marijuana, the more he is becoming emotionally dependent exactly as the square and un-hip alcoholic adult does," said Sonny Bono in a government-sponsored video about marijuana.
Times have changed and so have our social and scientific understanding of drugs and drug policy.
After reviewing global data, studying mathematical models and completing several other means of analysis, a Johns Hopkins University-Lancet Commission on Drug Policy and Health — a group of 22 leading experts in diverse professions — concluded current international drug policy is detrimental to public health.