America jails more of its citizens than any other country, but we still have the highest rate of recidivism; addiction has remained constant after trillions of dollars spent and the outbreak of horrific violence in Latin America.
Where do we go from here? Should we spend more money on education and treatment, or more money on prevention? Harsher laws, or legalization?
Regardless of you politics, it’s time to re-examine the Drug War. Join us for this year’s Great Debate, in Edmunds Ballroom on April 11th at 8pm!
EUGENE JARECKI directed “The House I Live In,” which won Best Documentary at Sundance FIlm Festival 2012. Featured in the film are interviews with drug users, prisoners, police, judges, professors, the creator of “The Wire,” and more.
KEVIT SABET is director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida and founder of Spart Approaches to Marijuana. He formerly served as a senior advisor to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.