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Reason Speakeasy with Dr. Carl Hart, PhD.
April 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
This is the second “Reason Speakeasy,” live conversations with outspoken defenders of free thinking in an age of cancel culture and thought police. In a world where drug legalization efforts are on the march and the pernicious effects of drug prohibition on criminal justice, education, foreign policy, and racial and ethnic communities are being scrutinized like never before, Carl is breaking bold new ground on how we think about drug policy, substance use and abuse, and individual freedom.
“The Declaration of Independence guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all of us, as long as we don’t disrupt anybody else’s ability to do the same,” says Carl. “That means we get to live our life as we choose, as we see fit. Taking drugs is a part of that for a lot of Americans.” He writes that his use of drugs–including heroin–helps him be a better person. “I do not have a drug-use problem,” he declares. “Never have. Each day, I meet my parental, personal, and professional responsibilities. I pay my taxes, serve as a volunteer in my community…and contribute to the global community as an informed and engaged citizen.”
All of this will be discussed, as well as his pathbreaking research on addiction, how he turned from an ardent supporter of the drug war to one of its leading critics, elitism within the legalization movement, and how he talks with his kids and students about responsible drug use.
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