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Drug Policy Researchers To March For Science On Earth Day


Ahead of the upcoming March for Science that will be taking place across the country this Saturday, scientists at the Drug Policy Alliance are sharing why they will be marching: in favor of scientific approaches to better understand the effects of drugs, “wielding facts and compassion in the face of ignorance and hatred.”

The Drug Policy Alliance is an organization that advocates for “promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.”

In an essay on the organization’s website, Jules Netherland, director of the Office of Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, and Sheila Vakharia, an assistant professor at Long Island University, say that drug policy is in need of a fundamental shift. 

“American drug policies have a problem—they’ve been


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