Jacob Sullum on the Year's Best Drug Scares


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The history of drug control in America is a series of panic-propelled policies, says Jacob Sullum, who spends much of his time debunking stories aimed at justifying or expanding the government's role in policing our bloodstreams. Sullum recalls some of the year's most memorable drug scares, including the CDC's exaggeration of problem drinking, heroin hype following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and warnings about marijuana-infused candy in trick-or-treat bags.