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A Paradigm Shift in Federal Marijuana Policy

Gary J. Hale

A Paradigm Shift in Federal Marijuana Policy.

Marijuana decriminalization and legalization have gone past being a trend and are settling in as federal policy, writes nonresident fellow Gary Hale, a 31-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration. This policy brief includes recommendations for how the DEA can realign its strategic thinking and adjust its policies to adopt this new paradigm.