Jeff Riggenbach: A Brief History of Psychedelics and Intoxicants


Jeff Riggenbach is a libertarian journalist, author, and broadcaster. He has written for the New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, Reason Magazine, and many other publications.

In this video from the 1985 Libertarian Party Freedom Fair, Riggenbach explores the history behind the use and prohibition of LSD, cannabis, cocaine, and other drugs. He argues that state intervention and regulation has done significantly more harm to society than drug use itself.