The below is a Guardian Science Podcast of an interview with neuroscientist David Nutt. The subject: the science and politics of drugs.
Professor Nutt, who lost his position on the British drug advisory panel for pointing out in a scientific paper – quelle horreur! – that the health risks of taking ecstasy are roughly equivalent to going horse riding, is well known in England. Think Timothy Leary, sans the Establishment fear and loathing. 1
The talk is unique from an American perspective; it’s sensible and level-headed.
Give a listen.