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Intelligence Squared Debates | Should Drugs Be Legalized?

Should Drugs Be Legalized?

It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs.” $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. Still, 22 million Americans use illegal drugs, and America has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

Premiere Date: February 7, 2013 | Runtime: 00:55:39

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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates invites some of the world’s leading authorities to debate the day’s important issues. Two teams of dynamic thought leaders engage in a battle of wit and persuasion to capture your vote. Recorded live in New York City, IQ2US debates are based on the traditional Oxford-style format, with one side proposing and the other side opposing a sharply-framed motion.