Watch: Obama and David Simon Agree it's Time to End the War on Drugs

In this thoughtful and informative video, David Simon, creator of the famous HBO drama ‘The Wire’, discuss the high rate of drug-related incarcerations, the drug war’s impediment to beneficial police work, and the continuing cycle of poverty in a meeting at the White House.

Their conversation focuses on America’s dire need to humanize both the victims and perpetrators of the drug war, and to start treating drug abuse as a mental health issue rather than a criminal one.

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