I’m Ethan Nadelmann, J.D. and Ph.D., founder and executive director (until tomorrow) of the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs. You can ask me anything.
It's been seventeen years since I started DPA, and 23 since I started The Lindesmith Center. So tomorrow is my last day as executive director, and I'm ready to answer any (or almost any!) question you have.
It's been an amazing run. I'm feeling enormously proud of all the progress and accomplishments that DPA and the drug policy reform movement have made over the years. No doubt we have lots of work ahead, especially with Donald Trump in the White House, Jeff Sessions as AG, and others now in power.
I say "we" because although I'm stepping down as head of DPA, I fully intend to stay involved in drug policy reform both in the US and around the world. This has been my guiding passion for thirty years so far (first as a professor at Princeton from 1987 to 1994, then creating and heading The Lindesmith Center from 1994 to 2000, and most recently as head of DPA for the past seventeen years). I'm looking forward now to my fourth incarnation in our growing movement, whatever that may be.
Ask me anything!
EDIT: THANKS FOR ALL YOUR QUESTIONS. GOTTA RUN FOR NOW BUT WILL TRY TO CHECK BACK IN WHEN I CAN TO ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS.
EDIT #2: Came back to answer some more of your questions and now I have to be going. Follow me on Twitter at @ethannadelmann and continue to support the Drug Policy Alliance in the fight to end the war on drugs!