Watch: Prominent Drug Reform Activist Ethan Nadelmann Goes Head-to-Head with Drug Warrior on CNN

Yesterday, CNN anchor Carol Costello hosted a debate between former drug policy advisor for the Obama administration Kevin Sabet and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann. Responding to the US Coast Guard and Navy's joint operation to confiscate three tons of cocaine and 240 pounds of pot bound for the United States, Nadelmann and Sabet argued the efficiency of prohibition, with Nadelmann's case for reform taking the cake: Even Sabet acknowledged the failures of a law enforcement policy. Watch it:

Perhaps Sabet's bogus defense of current drug policy as 'reformed' evidences his understanding that public opinion is shifting towards change -- he's just not willing to admit how much work must be done. 

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at July 18, 2012, 9:37am

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