Ethan Nadelmann, the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance addressed 1000+ drug policy reformers from all over the world at the opening session of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Nadelmann pointed out that the world hit a drug policy tipping point, referring to major marijuana law reforms in the US and in Latin-America. He praised the Obama-administration for taking the lead in reforming the criminal justice system.
Mr. Nadelmann emphasized that America is truly exceptional. "Nobody in the history of democratic society has locked up fellow citizens in the way we do. Nobody has locked up black people the way we do. Nobody did these sorts of things. I am fighting so that America becomes average."