Jacob Sullum on Crack Canards and Meth Myths

familiarity with marijuana has been accompanied by growing
support for legalization because people discovered through
personal experience that the government was lying to them about the
drug’s hazards. But it is easier to demonize less popular drugs
such as crack cocaine and methamphetamine, which in the public mind
are still linked, as marijuana once was, with addiction, madness,
and violence. Any attempt to question the use of force in dealing
with these drugs therefore must begin by separating reality from
horror stories, says Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, and that is where
Columbia neuropsychopharmacologist Carl Hart comes in.

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/07/jacob-sullum-on-crack-canards-and-meth-m

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