Should we actually legalize *all* drugs? With Akiva Malamet


For today’s chat, I speak with Akiva about his new article in which he makes the case for legalizing all drugs. We discuss two different common justifications for legalization; one from a point of harm reduction and the other from a point of bodily autonomy. We also talk about potential difficulties and concerns on the path to legalization.

Akiva Malamet is a writer and graduate student in philosophy at Queen’s University. He is a new contributing writer to The Catalyst and has also published work with, Liberal Currents, and others.

Akiva’s article, “It’s Time to Legalize Drugs: All of Them” can be found here.

Follow Akiva on Twitter at @akiva_malamet

Other relevant links mentioned in the episode:

Hari on the War on Drugs

Dr. Hart’s memoir on addiction

Julia Galef’s straw vulcan talk

Glenn Greenwald on Portugal

Nixon, racism, and the War on Drugs

Sullum on drug use as a human right