Points On a Progressive Drug Policy for the Obama Administration

Photo of Cortes, Tree and YoungersOn January 9, 2013 at Busboys & Poets, Institute for Policy Studies’ Fellow and Director of IPS’ Drug Policy project Sanho Tree was one of three panelists for the author event “A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola” an illustrated history of the intermingling of coffee, Coca-Cola, and cocaine by Ricardo Cortes. The other panelists were author-illustrator Cortes himself and Coletta Youngers, Senior Fellow at Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) on Drug policy in Latin America. The lively and captivating event was followed by an intriguing Q & A: Listen to this interesting excerpt: