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Grant Smith
Grant Smith is a policy manager with the Drug Policy Alliance (

Entries by Grant Smith

New Drug Czar Is Better Than Predecessors

(8) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 2:32 PM

The drug czar's office has long functioned as a cheerleader for punitive drug policies. As someone who has been engaged in drug policy reform efforts most of my adult life, I can easily recall the forcefulness with which former drug czars like John Walters and Gen. Barry...

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Locking People Up for Public Marijuana Smoking Is Not the Answer

(13) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 3:15 PM

"I do not want the public smoking of marijuana around my kid -- I do not." D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson recently spoke these words as Councilmembers met to consider legislation that would end arrests for the possession and use of small amounts of marijuana. "I dare say that I'm...

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