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About The Program

Policy regarding drugs, both legal and illegal and explicitly including alcohol, poses some of the most prominent and perplexing issues facing modern societies. For nearly a century, the United States has been an active proponent of the punitive prohibition of illicit drugs. Unfortunately, the “War on Drugs” has been largely unsuccessful; prosecution of illegal drug consumption has filled our prisons without significantly reducing crime, decreasing homelessness, preventing overdose deaths.

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William Martin

William Martin, Ph.D., is the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute and the Chavanne Emeritus ...
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Katharine A. Neill

Katharine A. Neill, Ph.D., is the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy at the Baker Institute. Her current research focuses on ...
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