Is Truth a Casualty of the Drug War?

The Public Service Advertisements below ran from 1999 to 2007, focusing on misinformation in the drug war.

The Common Sense public information campaign carefully quoted credible research and leading authorities so as to provide the public with reliable information and to better inform the debate on drug policy. CSDP's PSAs ran in Reason, The American Prospect, The National Review, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Progressive.

Please note: These PSAs may be reproduced in whole or in part without permission and with or without attribution provided the meaning is faithfully maintained.
002 Dutch Drug Policy Works "Dutch Drug Policy Works" appeared in the November 2, 1998 issue of The New Republic. The ad compares the US and Holland on some of the key indicators on the effectiveness of drug policy. The comparisons are based on official statistics of the US and Dutch governments. Not surprisingly in every category Holland is better off than the United States. Barry McCaffrey
001 Pinocchio McCaffrey "Pinocchio McCaffrey" appeared in the October 5, 1998 issue of The New Republic. It features General McCaffrey as Pinocchio and reviews his statements on drug policy in six areas. The Drawing in the ad was prepared by activist John Wilson. Pinocchio McCaffrey
000 The Effective National Drug Control Policy "The Effective National Drug Control Policy" appeared in the National Review and the New Republic in 1999. This four page ad summarized the first comprehensive alternative to the "War on Drugs". It is presented here in printable PDF format which requires a PDF viewer. The Effective National Drug Control Strategy 1999