The Drug Policy Project combines scholarship with activism to transform drug control policy both at home and abroad. The Project works with the grassroots, media, and policy makers to shift away from the drug "war" paradigm and its disastrous impacts on the environment toward holistic policies that address public health and safety.
Project Director, Sahno Tree, answers the question along with other analysts in the March 2, 2011 edition of the Latin America Advisor.
Points On a Progressive Drug Policy for the Obama Administration
January 17, 2013 - Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Sanho Tree offers his expert analysis at author event for “A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola," by Ricardo Cortes. By
What Drives U.S. Policy in Central America?
June 12, 2012 - On Al-Jazeera's Inside Story roundtable discussion, IPSer Sanho Tree discusses how the U.S. State Department gets to play judge, jury, and executioner in Honduras. By Sanho Tree
Is Now the Time for Countries to Legalize Street Drugs?
February 29, 2012 - In the last edition of the Latin American Advisor, Sanho Tree lent his opinion to the ongoing hemispheric debate over drug legalization. By Matias Ramos
[VIDEO] Peru's Cocaine War: Traffickers vs. Farmers
December 23, 2011 - The government of Peru is getting tough on traffickers and encouraging farmers to plant alternative crops, but will it work? By Sanho Tree
Third Rail Politics at the 2011 Seattle Hempfest
September 7, 2011 - The way things get done in Washington, D.C. depends on closed door whispering. It is time to develop a non-binding straw poll to put partisan concerns aside for the sake of America. By Sanho Tree
Three decades ago, conservative ideologues at The Heritage Foundation produced a primer on the Reagan Revolution entitled Mandate for Leadership, which offered an overarching philosophy against the role of government and in favor of markets.
Today, IPS has taken on the same task for the Obama administration. Mandate for Change is aimed at strengthening the new administration at a time when the need for progressive policies — and appointing progressive people to lead such efforts—is most urgent.