Do you think the war on drugs is a failed policy?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 3, 2006
“Yes. I think the war on drugs is a war on people and a war on the impoverished.”
“I think it has worked, but I don’t come from an area with a lot of drug problems.”
“I think largely that is probably true. As long as there is a demand, it’s going to be incredibly hard to control. We really need a lot more public education and to make drug use less fashionable.”
“The war on drugs just turned into a war on certain groups who have become charac-terized as drug users. As far as regulating the overall illegal use of drugs in our country, it has completely failed.”