The Drug Truth Archive is a collection of more than 600 online interviews on drug policy by Dean Becker, a national radio host and speaker for law enforcement against prohibition.

The interviews, which date back to 2006, are with a range of drug policy experts, including economist Milton Friedman, Harvard professor Lester Grinspoon, New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray. Many of the interviews are critical of current drug policy.

The archive was acquired by the Baker Institute Drug Policy Program, which pursues research and open debate on local and national drug policies in hopes of developing pragmatic policies based on common sense, driven by human rights interests, and focused on reducing the death, disease, crime and suffering associated with drug use. A key program focus is to bring together representatives of multiple perspectives on these important issues, and to engage them in constructive dialogue.

The program is led by William Martin, Ph.D., Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute and the Chavanne Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Rice University.

Browse the complete Drug Truth Archive.

Read and comment on the June 2, 2010,  Baker Institute blog post "Understanding the harms of drug use and drug policy."