Columbia University professor, admitted heroin user, says legalization of all drugs is ‘fundamental right’

Columbia University professor, admitted heroin user, says legalization of all drugs is ‘fundamental right’
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A heroin-using psychology professor at New York City’s Columbia University is laying out a constitutional argument for legalizing recreational drugs in his latest book.

In “Drug use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear” (Penguin Press), Dr. Carl Hart calls for the legalization of all drugs, arguing that it is a fundamental American right for responsible adults to decide what to put into their own bodies.

“It’s the original American promise,” he told Fox News Friday, referencing the Declaration of Independence’s assertion that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Professors Carl Hart (L) and Mark Kleiman attend Blunt Talk with Steve DeAngelo, Jodi Gilman, Carl Hart, Mark Kleiman, and Kevin Sabet, moderated by Patrick Radden Keefe at the MasterCard stage at SVA Theatre during The New Yorker Festival 2014 on October 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

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