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Myths About the War on Drugs and Legalization

Ryan Grim, in tomorrow's Washington Post, rebuts five myths about drug legalization and the war on drugs. The myths:

  • 1. America's drug problem began in the late 1960s.
  • 2. Nixon is to blame for the war on drugs.
  • 3. Legalization will increase teen drug use.
  • 4. In foreign countries, legalization has been disastrous.
  • 5. Americans aren't ready for legalization.

Grim, who is also a Congressional correspondent for Huffington Post, is the author of This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.

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