With marijuana legalization passing around the US, are we finally entering the last days of the War on Drugs? Johann Hari had an early start as an op-ed columnist for The Independent at 23. Since then, he has written for the New York Times, the LA Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, Slate, the New Republic and The Nation among others.
His new book, Chasing The Scream, is a bracing look inside the war on drugs. This episode also looks at what resisting the war on drugs looks like at the grassroots, with a profile of Reverend Kenneth Glasgow and his organization TOPS – The Ordinary People Society. TOPS is an extraordinary criminal justice reform organization run by former prisoners in Dothan, Alabama.