The Legalization of Drugs (For and Against)

Douglas Husak Peter de Marneffe


The Legalization of Drugs (For and Against)

The Legalization of Drugs (For and Against)

  • Title: The Legalization of Drugs (For and Against)
  • Author: Douglas Husak Peter de Marneffe
  • ISBN: 9780521546867
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback



The use or possession of many drugs is currently a criminal offense in the U.S Can these criminal laws be justified What are the best reasons to punish or not to punish drug users These are the fundamental issues debated in this book by two prominent philosophers of law Douglas Husak argues in favor of drug decriminalization, by clarifying the meaning of crucial terms,The use or possession of many drugs is currently a criminal offense in the U.S Can these criminal laws be justified What are the best reasons to punish or not to punish drug users These are the fundamental issues debated in this book by two prominent philosophers of law Douglas Husak argues in favor of drug decriminalization, by clarifying the meaning of crucial terms, such as legalize, decriminalize, and drugs Peter de Marneffe argues against drug legalization, demonstrating why drug prohibition, especially the prohibition of heroin, is necessary to protect youth from self destructive drug use.


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Pretty interesting concept this book has with the for and against set up. Husak argues for a decriminalization of drugs and de Marneffe argues for prohibition. I found the book to be a little too American for my taste, the focus is very much on the situation in this country and it shows that the authors are academics within a context that applies a rights perspective and the philosophical tradition of JS Mills. But if you like that stuff and are interested in the more legal and moral aspects of [...]


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