15 minutes, extended

Q&A about cannabis legalization today with Patt Morrison of the LA Times.

And with Meghna Chakrabarti on WBUR.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

9 thoughts on “15 minutes, extended”

  1. Professor Kleiman,

    I can’t believe they put you on WBUR and couldn’t get Pat Kennedy or David Frum or Kevin Sabet to sit (virtually) across from you. The exchange of ideas would’ve been fascinating.

    Connoisseurs of drug policy reform should also make sure to check out this recent reddit AMA session with Dr. Rick Doblin wherein he talks about, inter alia, the prospects for getting funding and approval for research into the therapeutic use of psychedelics.

    If we can ever get Professor Kleiman to do an AMA, I will be sure to ridicule him mercilessly for his ridiculous choice for favorite beverage. And to think we let him mold the minds of today’s youth!

    1. What a pleasure to see Mark Kleiman’s heavily bearded face looking at me from the op-ed page of yesterday’s L.A. Times.

      Even better than Doonesbury.

      1. I’m pretty sure DoIJ is referring Mark’s preference of cocao to caffeine as his stimulant of choice, mentioned in the article linked to in this post.

        Why should you care? Don’t you know that nine out of ten people who try caffeine end up daily users who meet the currently-accepted clinical definition of dependence?

        Me, I’m worried enough about cocao — it’s a gateway drug!

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