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Here's What Happened When I Went On TV To Convince America That The Drug War Was Stupid

•, David Seaman

Friday night I was briefly on Current TV's addicting "The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur." I was picked up in a black sedan (networks normally offer this, except for when they don't) and driven to a satellite studio in Miami that smelled weird.

A couple minutes before going on, I used the studio's computer to re-read a few articles I had bookmarked about the war on drugs -- swiftly committing statistics to memory; for instance, that more than 91% of those surveyed globally believe the war on drugs has been a failure. And also some choice quotes from Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson, who has recently thrown his good name behind ending the war on drugs (his decision is based in no small part on the results of Portugal's brave ten-year decriminalization effort).

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