As part of the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform, President Obama sat down with television producer and former crime reporter David Simon to discuss the economic and societal costs of the War on Drugs and rethinking law enforcement.

If we can start down down this path to a more productive way to think about drugs and its intersection with law enforcement, twenty years from now, we can say to ourselves that maybe we got a little smarter.

Of course, some might point out that we were headed down that path with the decriminalization movement in the 70s before it was pushed aside as a reaction to many of the Boomer-era reforms, but despite the decades-long detour and thanks to some grassroots movements, we're now far ahead of where we were and because of demographics, I don't expect this forward momentum to change.