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One bright line between sanity and San Francisco

10 February 2023

3:03 PM

10 February 2023

3:03 PM

2022 will go down in history as the watershed year when the world’s figurehead of sane drug policy inadvertently surrendered to the other side.

Well-intentioned, compassionate, but academically removed from the drug prevention and recovery coalface, Dr Nora Volkow, the Director of the world’s most preeminent drug prevention agency, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), crossed the single bright line between sanity and San Francisco.

NIDA’s role has always been to push back against the greed and vested interests of the unprincipled predators, criminal or otherwise, who see the inelastic demand of substance addiction as a veritable gold mine.

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