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    December 13, 2011

    “Ever since the War on Drugs, everything has hit the fan,” says Romesh Bhattacharji, former Narcotics Commissioner of India. Rather than continue the unnecessary and costly drug war, Bhattacharji advises the United States to simply “Relax, take it easy, [and] tolerate.”

    Last month, at the Cato Institute’s “Ending the Global War on Drugs” conference, Bhattacharji’s sentiments were echoed by ex-drug czars, cops, politicians, intellectuals, liberal and conservative journalists, and even the former President of Brazil. Reason.tv attended the event and spoke with a number of the featured speakers, including:


    Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com

    Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Wall Street Journal

    Tucker Carlson, The Daily Caller

    Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, Speaker of the House of Deputies, Uruguay

    Leigh Maddox, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; University of Maryland School of Law

    Enrique Gomez Hurtado, former Senator, Colombia

    Larry Campbell, Senator, Canada

    Romesh Bhattacharji, former Narcotics Commissioner, India

    Eric Sterling, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

    Harry G. Levine, Queens College (N.Y.)

    Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Cato Institute

    About 6:15 minutes.



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