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We have asked leading advocates and experts to debate the following controversial issues. If you would like to voice your opinion on these and related issues, please go to the Discussion Forum.

Q: The U.S. spends two-thirds of its drug budget on interdiction and law enforcement and one-third on treatment and prevention. Is this the appropriate ratio?

YES: Paul McNulty, J.D.
NO: Paul N. Samuels, J.D., and Jenny Collier McColl, J.D.


Q: Has the War on Drugs reduced crime?

YES: Robert E. Peterson, J.D.
NO: Ethan A. Nadelmann, J.D., Ph.D.
 

Q: Has the War on Drugs reduced addiction?

YES: Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D.
NO: Harry G. Levine, Ph.D., and Craig Reinarman, Ph.D.


Q: Should illegal drugs be decriminalized?

YES: Arnold S. Trebach, J.D., Ph.D.
NO: Joseph A. Califano, Jr., LL.B.


Q: Should needle exchange be publicly funded?

YES:  David C. Lewis, M.D.
NO: David S. Noffs


Q: Should marijuana be legalized for medical purposes?

YES: Dave Fratello
NO:  Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America


Q: Should nicotine and alcohol be further regulated?

YES:  Jack E. Henningfield, Ph.D., and John Slade, M.D.
NO: Robert A. Levy, Ph.D., J.D.

 

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