Gael Garcia BernalActor
"Drugs are illegal - therefore, there's a fight, I hope drugs become legalized in Mexico. If drugs were legal, there would be nothing to fight about."
"There are more African Americans under correctional control, in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850 a decade before the civil war began.
"The war on drugs, while well-intentioned, has been a failure."
Carl HartColumbia Professor
"I’d like to see empirical evidence be used in our shaping of public drug policy, so people will have more respect for a policy they know is not capricious."
Pat RobertsonTV Evangelist
"It's shocking how many of these young people wind up in prison and they get turned into hardcore criminals because they had a possession of a very small amount of controlled substance. The whole thing is crazy."
"I don’t care what brings the change about, whether it’s a moral outrage or whether it’s an economic crunch, I think that it’s time... it’s way past time."
Adam CarollaTV Personality
"Unless you harm somebody else or put them in jeopardy... do whatever you want. You want to get really high and go drive, speed through a neighborhood, then we have a problem."
George ShultzFmr. Secretary of State
"After 40 years of concentrating on one approach that has been unsuccessful, we should be willing to take a look at other ways of working to solve this pressing problem."
Mike HuckabeePolitician and TV Personality
“We have not been very successful in incarcerating our way out of the drug problem. We’ve created a bigger problem."
Bill MaherTV Host
"What could be more private than what goes on inside your mind? You should be allowed to manipulate that as an adult any way you want."
William BrattonFormer Police Chief
"Let's return to the focus on prevention of crime. How do we prevent people from becoming drug addicts? How do we prevent people from being incarcerated?"
"More kids die from obesity, from alcohol use, from traffic accidents. How many people have died from marijuana? Tell me."
"This approach has not worked, just as our national experiment with the prohibition of alcohol failed.
“What we need to do is to treat drugs as a health problem, not as a criminal problem.”
Charles OgletreeHarvard Professor
"You have never had so many people on the same side in this issue. Because we've fought a war and we've been unsuccessful."