December 14, 2011 11:00AM

New Video: Ending the Global War on Drugs

In the new video below from Reason TV, leading critics of the global drug war provide some thoughts about why they oppose prohibition. The conservative and former Colombian Senator Enrique Gomez Hurtado blames the drug war for the high levels of violence and cruelty his country has experienced. India’s former drug czar and expert on Afghanistan, Romesh Battacharji, says of current drug policy: “You just can never win it…Ever since the war on drugs, everything has hit the fan.”

The video is based on last month’s Cato conference, “Ending the Global War on Drugs.” You may see videos of the talks here, including a video of former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and former Mexican President Vicente Fox.