America Is Finally Ready to Change the Way It Talks About Drugs
America needs to find a new way to talk about drugs. Clearly, not all illegal drugs are bad—more than half of US states have bucked federal rules banning marijuana. And the prescription opioid epidemic proves that the regulated pharmaceutical system is wide open for abuse. 2016 told a tale of these two drugs, and how people using them circumvented the way America thinks about getting high.