Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Howard Marks on Drugs

This new documentary sees Howard Marks, whose nefarious drug trafficking antics are the subject of upcoming biopic Mr Nice, examine the effects of the prohibition of drugs.Are governments the world over making a big mistake?

Psychoactive agents like amphetamines, heroin and LSD are all designated as controlled substances under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.
The UK government currently designates an ever-expanding list of substances as illegal drugs, deemed too dangerous and too harmful to be openly available to the general public.
But is this the right approach?
In this documentary Current TV writer, broadcaster and celebrity drug dealer Howard Marks goes on a journey to explore whether Britain is taking the right approach to drug prohibition. Exploring all sides of the debate he will examine why drugs are illegal, the dangers of prohibition and how decriminalisation of drugs could effect society.
Take a look at this clip in which Marks argues that the prohibition of drugs is "a disastrous social experiment".

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