Ethan Nadelmann has been one of my heroes for a long time. I consider him to be the most prominent, effective drug policy reformer on the planet, and I know I’m not alone in thinking that. There’s a reason why Rolling Stone described Ethan Nadelmann as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts and “the real drug czar.” Ethan Nadelmann is the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which has been key to marijuana reform efforts and victories across the United States and beyond.
Below is a bio of Ethan Nadelmann, via the Drug Policy Alliance:
Nadelmann received his B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard as well as a Masters’ degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and taught at Princeton University for seven years. He has authored two books – Cops Across Borders and (with Peter Andreas) Policing The Globe – and his writings have appeared in most major media outlets in the U.S. as well as top academic journals (e.g., Science, International Organization), policy journals (Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Washington Quarterly, Public Interest) and political publications from the right (National Review) to the left (The Nation). He is interviewed frequently by media, including The Colbert Report, The O’Reilly Factor,Real Time with Bill Maher, and news programs on all the major U.S. networks as well as dozens of networks elsewhere.
Nadelmann and his colleagues have played pivotal roles in most of the major drug policy reform ballot initiative campaigns in the United States on issues ranging from medical marijuana and marijuana legalization to prison reform, drug treatment and reform of asset forfeiture laws. They also have reformed state and federal laws involving drug sentencing, access to sterile syringes to reduce HIV/AIDS, access to drug treatment, prevention of overdose fatalities, and all aspects of marijuana policy. Nadelmann also plays a key role as drug policy advisor to George Soros and other prominent philanthropists as well as elected officials ranging from mayors, governors and state and federal legislators in the U.S. to presidents and cabinet ministers outside the U.S.
Ethan Nadelmann is at the forefront of marijuana reform across the United States. Wherever Ethan and the Drug Policy Alliance is working, reform is sure to follow, and with that, business opportunities for those that are trying to get in on the next great American industry. You can hear Ethan Nadelmann speak at the upcoming Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in June in New York City. The event is going to be the largest cannabis industry and reform event ever to be held on the East Coast.
Ethan Nadelmann will be the keynote speaker for the event, and will be joined by dozens of other amazing speakers. The event is going to be held at the Javits Center and will run from June 17-19. In addition to the speakers, there will be dozens of exhibitors, and many, many activists and reform organizations in attendance. If you want to find out more about the event, click on the banner below: