Pete Guither has had some fairly harsh things to say about academic drug policy work in general and about me in particular. But – somewhat to his surprise – he’s pretty pleased with Marijuana Legalization. It’s good to know that our effort to produce a fair-minded (not an artificially “balanced”) view of the evidence has been appreciated.
On the other hand, Guither picks out two passages – one about the value of liberty, the other about the limits of John Stuart Mill’s “harm principle” – and tells his readers that:
It seems clear that those two passages were written by different authors.
The book is a completely collaborative product: each author read and edited every chapter, more than once. But, as it happens, both of the passages in question originated on my keyboard.