Jacob Sullum on New Data That Deflate Two Drug Scares


NSDUH and Nexis

According to prohibitionists and their publicists in the press, heroin use is exploding, and teenagers are clamoring for cannabis because some states have taken a more tolerant approach to the drug. Jacob Sullum presents new survey data that contradict both claims. He shows that public alarm about heroin use and teenage pot smoking is only tenuously related to actual trends.