Reason Foundation’s first feature-length documentary uncovers the extraordinary costs of the U.S. government’s 40-year war on drugs. Here’s the trailer for America’s Longest War:
America’s Longest War provides a brief history of drug prohibition, beginning with President Richard Nixon’s declaration of war in 1971 and ending with President Barack Obama’s broken promise to allow states to determine their own medical marijuana policies. America’s Longest War chronicles how the drug war has escalated from a small domestic program, mostly focused on treatment, to the multi-billion dollar international war it is today. There are many of victims of the war on drugs, and America’s Longest War tells some of their stories.