Journal: Marijuana Will Be Legalized

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Prohibition Fighter

As a Harvard grad, former Princeton professor, and the son of a respected rabbi, Ethan Nadelmann might seem like an unlikely advocate for legalizing marijuana. But when you meet him, it all makes a lot of sense.

David Lyons, Newsweek, 15 October 2009

The idea is not that drugs are good but that prohibition is bad. Nadelmann argues that marijuana prohibition is as counterproductive as alcohol prohibition was in the 1920s, and that we’d all be better off if the government would just regulate and tax it. Ironically, this would give the government more control over the drug, not less.

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