‘The war on drugs has facilitated the devastation of particular communities. If we’re going to move beyond criminalisation and prohibition, it needs to be done with reparative and social justice at its heart.’
This week, Grace talks to Kojo Koram, lecturer in law at Birkbeck and author of several books, including The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line.
They discuss Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plan to conduct a review on the legalisation of cannabis, the roots of drugs criminalisation, the neoliberal roots of the war on drugs, and why decriminalisation will save lives.
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