Former Top Nixon adviser: “We invented the war on drugs to vilify blacks, and hippies”

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff President Richard Nixon and his administration invented the war on drugs to vilify and unjustly punish African Americans and anti-war hippies, according to a just-published interview with Nixon’s late domestic-policy adviser John Ehrlichman. The interview with Ehrlichman — published in Harper’s April issue —…

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