How Will the $1.2T Federal Budget Cut Affect U.S. Drug Policy?

Due both to quirks in how the budget sequestration bill is written and how drug-related programs are funded, the automatic cuts triggered by the failure of the budget supercommittee may not fall evenly across U.S. drug control programs. Dr. John Carnevale, who knows the details of drug policy budgeting as well as anyone, projects that prevention programs will take a huge hit whereas interdiction programs will be almost untouched.

[Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]

Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. He served as a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 2009 to 2010.