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Drug Policy Is Evolving. Prohibition Inhibits Progress.

Katharine Neill Harris | William Martin

Drug Policy Is Evolving. Prohibition Inhibits Progress..

There is broad consensus in the medical and scientific community that substance abuse should be treated as a medical and public health problem, not a crime. The authors recommend a sensible pivot from failed policies of drug prohibition toward a realistic approach to drug use. 

This policy brief is part of a series of recommendations from the Baker Institute for the incoming president’s administration.