Drug Policy in the Obama Era

Ethan Nadelmann looks forward to drug policy reform opportunities under the Obama administration:

“…he has said that America should start treating drug use as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue. He supports repealing the federal syringe ban and ending the DEA’s raids on medical marijuana patients. He is also co-sponsor of Senator Biden’s bill to eliminate the 100-to-1 crack/powder cocaine sentencing disparity.”

All great news. I’m hopeful about the new administration, but I believe he may be more pragmatic than many people think. We’ll see. Know hope.