Ohio State Uses CKF Grant to Improve Understanding of Drug Issues and Impacts

Less than a year ago, The Ohio State University founded an interdisciplinary center to study the issues and impacts surrounding the policies and practices related to illicit drugs. Their scholarly impact in the months following is evident in the emerging writing, teaching, and discussion.

Over the summer the Federal Sentencing Reporter published an article by Drug Policy and Enforcement Center director Douglas Berman. Berman posited how as increasingly more state policymakers consider reforms to marijuana laws, they should consider remedying “the past inequities and burdens of mass criminalization.”

Due to the center’s work, OSU’s law school now offers three courses on the evolving legal landscape related to drug policy. In “Cannabiz: Exploring the Legalization of Marijuana,” law students engage on how to provide future counsel on navigating the business practices emerging from legalized medical and recreational marijuana use in dozens of states. And the center will expand the opportunity for others on and off campus to participate in related dialogue at this “Devil in the Details: Funding Effective Rehabilitation and Treatment” panel—one of many events it hosts.

Find the university’s original announcement here. And review the grant agreement here.

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