My response to the drug czar’s office on the cannabis-potency issue is now up at American Enterprise Online. For those of you who haven’t been following this tempest in a teapot, the response has all the relevant links. For those of you who have, there’s nothing new. It’s a pleasure to acknowledge Eli Lehrer’s generosity in allowing me to respond at length on his site.

UPDATE In case you were hoping that the “drug policy reformers” observed higher standards of intellectual integrity, read this and weep.

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:

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