Reason.tv: Drug Policy Alliance's Ethan Nadelmann on the Future of Legalization


"We are making remarkable momentum with respect to changing the marijuana laws," says Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which promotes alternatives to the war on drugs.

Reason.tv caught up with Nadelmann at the Drug Policy Alliance's re:FORM Art Auction in Los Angeles, where he pointed out that the only way to move forward on marijuana legalization is for states to start taking risks by abandoning prohibition laws and setting up the conflict with the feds.

"That's how alcohol prohibition ended, that's how marijuana prohibition and ultimately drug prohibition are going to end." 

Topics include: Grading President Obama on drug policy; the new congress's stanch on the drug war; legalization in Portugal and the future of legalization.

Interview by Ted Balaker; Shot by Hawk Jensen and Alex Manning; Edited by Paul Detrick and Jensen.

Approximately 6:30 minutes.

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