The price of legalizing pot is too high Kevin A. Sabet, Kevin A. Sabet worked at the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Clinton and Bush administrations. He is currently a consultant in private practice.
Samuel Johnson -- Mr. Los Angeles Amy Wilentz, Amy Wilentz is the author, most recently, of "I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen." She teaches literary journalism at UC Irvine.
Punch lines and jabs Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Decriminalize marijuana Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Marie Myung-Ok Lee teaches at Brown University and is working on a novel about medical malpractice.
Lawyers, guns and money: Three reasons to end the drug war Brian O'Dea, Brian O'Dea, one of the biggest marijuana smugglers in U.S. history, is also a reformed addict and a former drug counselor. He is now a film and television producer and the author of the just-published "High: Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler."