Trushal Pahndi, a Tow Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, argues that harsh drug policies are ineffective, counterproductive, costly, and disproportionately target black and Latino communities. Given the positive outcomes of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, Trushal contests New York should also legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use.
The Drug Policy Alliance works to advance policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.
The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship gives John Jay College graduate students the opportunity to work with successful policy advocacy organizations in New York City. The fellowship is generously sponsored by the Tow Foundation and coordinated by the Prisoner Reentry Institute.