Ethan Nadelmann

Politics
Ethan Nadelmann is moving on after decades of helping change U.S. drug laws. He's confident the Trump administration can't destroy his legacy.
Media
Like millions of others, I tuned in regularly to get the news of the day from the hilarious show. I loved how the show could educate people and explain complicated issues in such an entertaining way. The segments were often more informative than networking news, and a hell of a lot funnier.
Politics
The Obama administration just said yes to banking for marijuana businesses in cannabis-legal states.
Politics
What may very well be the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition in the United States has already begun. "[It's] Because
Politics
One of the most energetic and impassioned speeches over the three-day conference was delivered by Drug Policy Alliance executive
Politics
The most influential man in the battle for legalization is a wonky intellectual in dad jeans. Read more on Rolling Stone
Politics
Sooner or later, marijuana legalization proponents will have to take responsibility for grossly misleading the public about the health harms of pot. To persuade people to legalize, they have to perpetuate the myth that marijuana is harmless.
San Francisco
However, in that same article, Nadelmann went on record defending the administration, saying he believes the recent crackdown
Politics
Democratic administrations are the worst drug policy reformers. That is, except for Republican adminstrations.
The World Post
The long term alternative to the failed global drug prohibition regime ultimately lies in embracing three specific policy options: legal regulation of cannabis; full decriminalization of possession of small amounts of drugs; and legal access to pharmaceutical versions of other illicit drugs for addicts.
The World Post
It is encouraging to see Belize's government join the growing number of countries calling for alternatives to the criminalization of people who use drugs. In the past months, Latin America has been at the forefront of this trend.
Comedy
Comedy is powerful. And while the drug war is not a laughing matter, comedians are often able to capture the absurdity and insanity better than policy papers and traditional journalism. Below are five humorous clips that allow us to laugh, so we don't have to cry.
The World Post
Colombia's Constitutional Court Friday approved the government's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana for personal use.
Politics
The U.S. has been shoving our failed drug policy down the throats of countries around the world and at home for decades. All of those in favor of a serious and honest debate say "Aye"!
Politics
In the coming years, NORML will join other local and national organizations in challenging the pharmaceutical remodeling of medical marijuana, a looming political trend that they call "anti-pleasure seeking, hypocritical" policy toward intoxicating drugs.
New York
David Paterson has signed legislation to limit the NYPD practice of storing personal information on innocent New Yorkers who are stopped-and-frisked but not charged with any crime.
Politics
The predominant role that criminalization and the criminal justice system play in dealing with particular drugs and drug use in this country is unsustainable in both fiscal and human terms.
Politics
Our new look and feel is about realizing and embracing the tremendous scope of our struggle to end the failed war on drugs. Lasting change can only be achieved by building on the common interests of as many people as possible.
Politics
Though the White House's new National Drug Control Strategy embraces specific policy options counter to those of the past thirty years, it differs little from its predecessor on fundamental issues of budget and drug policy paradigm.