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Ethan Nadelmann

Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts and “the real drug czar,” Ethan Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad. He founded and directed (from 2000 to 2017) the Drug Policy Alliance.

The 80’s

Ethan Nadelmann | Feb 02, 2019

The early years of the War on Drugs

Things began to heat up slowly in the ‘80s starting with Ronald Reagan. Rudy Giuliani was working in the Justice Department and began to plot out a kind of federal wa... Read More

Ethan Nadelmann

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