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Okay, let's get those questions in!
I'll start:Politics are about power and from the Andean perspective, people who benefit from drug prohibition have political power, generally. But that doesn't seem to be the case in the United States. Given that, why has the war on drugs had such staying power?
How responsive is drug use to changes in price, risk, availability, and normalcy?
With the decriminalization of many illicit illegal drugs in places like Oregon, what are other ways governments around the world are enabling this war? Is allocating trillions of dollars to this war on drugs a waste of money since it has been so extensive and only seems to get worse?
Good morning, do you believe that if the United States takes a stand on decreasing the demand for drugs, like offering needle trade in programs like other countries, that the war on drugs would eventually end?
What are ways that weaker governments could build trust with their citizens to reduce participation in the trade of drugs?
Excellent perspective and understanding of a very complex issue: legal vs illegal drugs!.Can you comment on the number of deaths due to cigarette smoking, alcoholism, opioids vs cocaine? In summary legal vs illegal drugs relationship to demand and deaths?
You mentioned that you do not foresee a world without the war on drugs. However, do you believe we have made progress in recent years, has the issue has worsened, or has it been relatively stagnant?
Since producing drugs and selling them to other countries is so lucrative(especially to low income communities), do you see a way for the war on drugs to end in the near future?? Is there some other incentive countries can be given instead of producing and selling these drugs??
Why can drugs can be described as having hidden dangers?
Thanks Larry and Matt. It’s been a very worthwhile series, greatly appreciated. Looking forward to more WAC events. With best wishes, Aaron
Good morning let me rephrase is there legitimacy in the justification for the war on drugs that there are many “hidden dangers”? If so, what is the explanation for the recent findings of health benefits with various drugs?
Thank you John. I still remember the great work that you did in Peru. You won over Luis Gianpietri. on Human Rights.
Thank you everyone! This has been a great series!!
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