Public-health approaches to addiction share a compelling goal: to avoid making things worse.
Drugs are perhaps the ultimate consumer product. They give an instant, intense hit, and they're used up in one go.
Twenty-two states now have legal cannabis markets of some form. Regulations are being made up on the fly, with consequences not yet known.
"The U.S has created a vast legal system for racial and social control, unprecedented in world history. Yet we claim to be colorblind."