The Legalization of Drugs

Should drugs be legalized? If so, how? Complete legalization? Controlled legalization? Decriminalization? What is a drug anyway? And “what is it” about a particular drug that makes it either legal or illegal? State legislation? Some inherent property? Consequences related to the drug? Are we asking the right questions? What’s the debate really about? Personal freedom? The protective powers of the state? What are the fundamental philosophical issues?

GRS Real Philosophy Series (Episode 8)

Life in the real world often forces people to engage themselves in various philosophical enterprises, most of which involve the sorting out of various “tough questions.” This eight-part series will focus on several important philosophical issues related to some of those tough questions.

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