• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:18    |    
  • 01:36    |    
    Drug effects on human and animals
  • 04:22    |    
    Drug penalization by society
  • 04:48    |    
    Consequences of drug decriminalization
  • 06:34    |    
    Social uses of drugs
  • 08:27    |    
    Medicinal uses
  • 09:30    |    
    Warfare uses
  • 09:56    |    
    Individual uses
  • 11:00    |    
    Good and bad drugs
    • Nineteenth century opium market
    • United States drug market regulations
  • 18:32    |    
    Relations between drugs and culture
  • 21:54    |    
    Costs of drug prohibition
    • Homicide rate issues
    • Human life costs
    • Incarceration costs for the United States economy
    • Health costs worldwide
  • 31:08    |    
    Consequences of decriminalizing drugs
    • Violence problem attenuation
    • Prohibition legitimization
    • Increase in health costs
    • Drug regulations
    • Information and education regarding drug use
  • 40:24    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Do you think that legalizing drugs will completely eradicate crime?
    • Do you think that legalizing drugs may reduce human costs?
    • Do you believe that drug traffickers will actually adhere to a tax regime when our governments provide no incentives for them?
    • United States issues on drug problems
    • Gang problem in Guatemala
  • 01:00:27    |    
    Final credits

The Impact of Decriminalizing the Drug Trade

New Media  | 28 de junio de 2010  | Vistas: 16

The problem of illegal drug use and trade is not a simple matter of supply and demand, it involves a larger variety of elements that tend to convolute a society to its core. In this video Roberto Blum provides information regarding such problem and presents possible scenarios of what could happen if society would agree on decriminalizing drugs for good. He explains how these substances have been present through history and how they have become an important part of many cultures around the world. He also elaborates on the complex dichotomy that has surrounded this topic regarding its prohibition and the role of the government on this issue, as well as the consequences it may carry in the future. Blum describes several types of enormous costs that war on drug trade bears for society and compares how free trade, fair regulations, and education on these matters would benefit everyone and enable a much more prosper and peaceful society.

Versión en español Impacto de la descriminalización del tráfico de drogas


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