Debate: Should Drugs Be Legalized?

Medical marijuana is available in 18 states, and the vote on November 6 legalized the possession of pot in Colorado and Washington. With the highest incarceration rate in the world, and more than $2 trillion dedicated to fighting the "war on drugs," we continue to fill our prisons with drug offenders. Is it worth it? From the series Intelligence Squared U.S., the motion is Legalize Drugs.


Paul Butler, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Nick Gillespie, Editor in Chief of and

Asa Hutchinson, Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration

Theodore Dalrymple, Dietrich Weismann Fellow, Manhattan Institute

VIDEO: Legalize Drugs debate hosted by Intelligence Squared US