APPEAL: Help Us Respond to the Opportunities and the Challenges of This Time

Submitted by Administrator on (Issue #1208)

Dear reader,

[inline:borden12.jpg align=right caption="David Borden"]This is a good time and a challenging time in drug policy:

  • Changes in society affecting crime rates, have led to pushback against sentencing and police reform and drug decrim.
  • The opioid crisis and its tragic toll have led to more official support for harm reduction than ever before, but also to some regressive policies.
  • Marijuana efforts have momentum at the state level, but continue to stall federally amidst national politics and contention within the reform movement over issues like banking and rescheduling.
  • The necessary debate on regulating drugs to reduce overdoses and other harm has yet to take off for most drugs.

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David Borden
Washington, DC
"US and UN Drug Policy Reform"

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