Ann Fordham, IDPC - Harm Reduction & Humane Policy After a Decade of Drug Policy Failure
Originally aired: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The War on Drugs in the United States went global, as the United Nations embraced the criminalization of drug use and eradication of supply. It's been a decade of spectacular failure, as drug use rates soared, incarceration levels skyrocketed, overdose deaths reached wartime casualty rates, and drug production itself -- along with illicit profits. Ann Fordham, Executive Director of the International Drug Policy Consortium, lays out a compassionate path forward for drug policy, making the case for decriminalization and harm reduction.