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Dr. Carl Hart's Book Prompts Dialogue on Marijuana: BET News

Commentary: The High Price of the War on Drugs
June 27, 2013

Hart's proposal that all drugs, not just marijuana, need to be decriminalized, has some people uneasy. After all, many of us have grown up on slogans and clichés of “just say no” and “all it takes is one hit.” Hart wants drug policy to put down the contorted “media emphasis on extreme pathological behaviors of crack users” and instead, make the laws based on scientific evidence. Such contortions about drugs have often “led people to believe incredible stories about it” resulting in considerable harm to communities already struggling with marginalization.

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