Health Culture & Society
September 20th, 2023 Podcast by Manhattan Insights

The State of the Drug Crisis | Charles Fain Lehman

For residents of American cities, the stench of cannabis smoke on the streets has noticeably escalated in recent years. Even more concerning is the growing presence of addicts hooked on lab-produced meth and fentanyl in communities across the country, resulting in more than 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021 and again in 2022. One thing is clear: America is in the thick of a drug crisis.

What is the nature of this crisis, and what exactly can we do about it? Charles Fain Lehman, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins host Reihan Salam to discuss.

Related readings:
Beware America’s recreational drug boom, UnHerd, by Charles Fain Lehman
How I Changed My Mind on Marijuana, The Casual Fallacy, by Charles Fain Lehman