Kevin Sabet (Florida) and Jeffrey Miron (Harvard) debate the legalization of drugs in an event sponsored by the PEP Leadership Council.
Kevin Sabet heads Smarter Approaches to Marijuana and directs the Institute of Drug Policy at the University of Florida. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the Obama Administration’s Senior Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. His areas of specialization include evidence-based drug prevention, treatment, and law enforcement (both domestic and international), as well as the impacts of drug legalization and medical marijuana. He is also a regular columnist and blogger at the Huffington Post. His book, Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, was published by Beaufort Books.
Jeffrey Miron is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, as well as Director of Economics Studies at the Cato Institute. His field of expertise is the economics of libertarianism; he has advocated for many libertarian policies, including legalizing all drugs and allowing failing banks to go bankrupt. He has written four books including "Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition" and "Libertarianism, from A to Z."
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