Carl Hart

associate professor of psychology at Columbia University

Carl Hart appears in the following:

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Drugs Edition

Friday, April 14, 2017

The media coverage of drug abuse is often fraught with hyperbole and inaccuracy. We dispel some of the most common myths.

Attorney General Eric Holder: Change Could Be Coming to U.S. Drug Laws

Monday, August 12, 2013

Today Attorney General Eric Holder announced some substantial changes in how low-level drug offenders are prosecuted, overriding pre-existing federal laws that impose mandatory minimu...

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Poverty, Race and Addiction

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Carl Hart, associate professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University and the author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, talks about his own life and his work on the science of drug addiction.

→ Event: Reading at Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway at 82nd St, today at 7 pm. Details.


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Black Americans Arrested for Marijuana Possession at Far Higher Rate

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

According to new federal data, about half of all drug arrests in 2011 and 2010 were for marijuana use. But even though usage rates for marijuana are similar among whites and blacks, b...


Flawed Drug Policy Highlights Myths Around Race and Drugs

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Drug researcher Carl Hart argues that the ongoing war on drugs continues to disproportionately hurt the black community, while ignoring bigger societal woes like poverty and high scho...

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