Johann Hari: Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong

29 – As President Obama seeks $27.6 billion for federal drug control programs in his new budget, we talk to British journalist Johann Ha…



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J Thom

I concur with this guy, I have personally been high on Jesus, thus I have
never been tempted by drugs such as heroin and cocaine. I think there is
validity to his premise.

Now where is my weed and tequila…I need to wind down.

Clarence Day

*Black History, revisited today…Billie Holiday*

Claudia Valentine

Very eye-opening information and more evidence that the current war on
drugs is counterproductive and misguided.


Ha… fixing the human “cage” is an even more daunting task than
eradicating a chemical from the streets… not only are most taxpayers
uninterested in improving living conditions for the lower working class and
poor (it’s cost prohibitive… it takes away from their “bingo” money), but
no police force will get SWAT items under that imperative.

Great White7

Way to go dude, tell everyone where they can get the best stuff. Its
Tyrome Biggums all over again. 

Mankind Global Media Network

He appears to be leaving out a few important facts about Heroin Assisted

The people who receive this kind of regimen do so under a very controlled,
supervised environment, and patients are also given a daily dose of
methadone in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Stephen Stallebrass

Great to see and hear from Johann Hari… not heard anything from him since
leaving the Independent. It was Johann Hari that first raised my
consciousness of the futile war on drugs.


Capitalism puts us all in a cage of suffering.


Look at Cuba hardly any addicts, it wasn’t the blockade or the lack of
availability of the drugs to give credit to that bc if you let the DEA tell
it Cuba is a major pipeline for drug trafficking, it was the absence of
capitalism which makes one feel like they have to catch up in this world
and an addict feels like being high can give them an escape from it all

Velha Guarda Tricolor

Russell Brand has to hear this!


It’s sensationalist to say “everything we know” is wrong. The science of
addiction is still correct. He is right that social factors can often be
just as bad of a cause, but it’s still true that addiction is a clear
chemical property of certain molecules. Also, about addiction because of
treatment, he is being disingenuous. Millions of people treated with
opiates go home with the same addiction. I know several people this has
happened to.


Wow, this guy is on to something.

Christine Hansen

*Johann Hari: Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong*
Correcting out thinking and problem solving methods. Meditate to become
calm, healthy, clear minded instead.

Paul McKannon

This man has done his homework. This British man understands clearly the
nature of the American drug war in all it’s facets better than most all
Americans. Thank you.

Liam Wheeler

finally….thank you, for just telling us what I think “most” would
consider common sense.


Johann, bravo, bravo, bravo on a stunning work done with passion and
tenacity. You may have been chosen to be the new leader of the drug
revolution. And I’m all for more playgrounds:)


Addicted to the war on drugs.


this was really good, very informative


I can see this being the case….

Mulla Nasrudin
Lee Hooper

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Mona Alexis Pressley

We really need to end the war on drugs!!

Lesja Bortnovski


Tim Riggle
Anders Hass

Don’t any from democracy now got a new smartphone? It would probably record
better video than whatever they are using or is that an old video?

Greg Wills

Liam Wheeler