On Tuesday, California passed Prop. 47, which changes sentencing for simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. This landmark legislation signals a dramatic, positive shift from “tough on crime” to “smart on treatment.”
Governor Chris Christie’s conflicting views on how to handle people struggling with drug addiction mirrors the ambivalence many Americans feel.
Phoenix House founder, Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D., continues to be a prominent voice in the marijuana legalization debate.
Phoenix House and the Fix hosted a lively Twitter debate on drug policy. Nonprofit leaders, treatment providers, writers, and even the ONDCP weighed in on questions like mandated treatment, harm reduction, regulating, and legalizing drugs.
Phoenix House Founder Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D. is attending a transatlantic conference debating a new approach to the War on Drugs. Hosted by the Ditchley Foundation, the conference focuses on the question: “How should drug control policy change?”