If you want a good speech highlighting the problems caused by the international war on drugs and its origins, you should listen to this TED talk by Ethan Nadelmann executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.

Whether you agree or disagree with Nadelmann’s positiona, the work Drug Policy Alliance is doing is worth paying attention to because they are playing a real and very direct role in reshaping public policy in this country.

For example, their advocacy and political arm, Drug Policy Action, played a significant role in helping the recent marijuana legalization initiatives in both Washington D.C. and Oregon.

If you want a good speech highlighting the problems caused by the international war on drugs and its origins, you should listen to this TED talk by Ethan Nadelmann executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.

Whether you agree or disagree with Nadelmann’s positiona, the work Drug Policy Alliance is doing is worth paying attention to because they are playing a real and very direct role in reshaping public policy in this country.

For example, their advocacy and political arm, Drug Policy Action, played a significant role in helping the recent marijuana legalization initiatives in both Washington D.C. and Oregon.

Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com