24. The War on Drugs with Johann Hari
The ‘war on drugs’ is a resounding failure. It has perpetuated racially motivated incarceration whilst counter productively increasing drug related harms. So how is it still a politically solid mantra, 50 years after its inception?
The Drug Science Podcast
Professor David Nutt has spent a career making the argument for a rational, evidence-based approach to drug policy and drug use. The scientific evidence still challenges perceived wisdom on drugs and for that reason can appear to be contentious. In this podcast, the Professor explores the actual harms and potential benefits of various drugs, challenging myths surrounding classification and legislation, and exploring the societal impact of poorly informed drug policy. Using evidence in public policy should not be controversial. A podcast for anyone interested in understanding the scientific truth about drugs, free from political or moral concern.