Drug Policy

Check Out Google+'s Drug Legalization Debate Happening Right Now

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If this is part of Google+'s attempt to become relevant, it's not a bad start. Happening now, a British debate on drug legalization starring journalist Peter Hitchens, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, former U.S. Drug Tsar Barry McCaffrey, and others for the opposition; Comedian/Actor Russell Brand, Wikileaks' Julian Assange, the former presidents of Brazil and Mexico and others represent pro-legalization. At the moment, 92% of the Internet audience is in favor of legalization and about 60% of the in-studio audience agrees.

So far Russell Brand has made a lot more sense than McCaffrey, the latter of whom just said "as a general statement…in fact people behind bars are not arrested for smoking two joints."

Check it out: