The short video on this page is my challenge to drug policy reformers to cease drug shaming & attend meetings where the researchers are.
Purpose of the meeting:
Why are police officers a growing voice calling for the end of the failed war on drugs? Can hurricane relief and rebuilding efforts be funded by cutting ineffective and wasteful drug war programs? Why are black men imprisoned for drug offenses at 13 times the rate of white men despite equal rates of drug use across races? Is methamphetamine really the new crack?
People will gather to answer these questions and many more at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, in New Orleans, December 5-8. The conference is organized by the Drug Policy Alliance and dozens of other organizations. The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs and promote new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights.