Lindesmith Center

The Lindesmith Center was an Open Society Institute project which has conducted research related to drug reform.wikipedia
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The Lindesmith Center was an Open Society Institute project which has conducted research related to drug reform.
OSF projects have included the National Security and Human Rights Campaign and the Lindesmith Center, which conducted research on drug reform.

Drug policy reform

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The Lindesmith Center was an Open Society Institute project which has conducted research related to drug reform.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse

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The Center conducted some NIDA-funded studies on harm reduction.
This study was conducted by Marsha Rosenbaum of the Lindesmith Center, an organization that has been critical of federal drug policies.

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It was founded in 1994 by Ethan Nadelmann with financial support from George Soros.
Among the drug decriminalization groups that have received funding from Soros are the Lindesmith Center and Drug Policy Foundation.

Drug Policy Alliance

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In 2000, the Center and the Drug Policy Foundation were merged into the Drug Policy Alliance, with the Center being renamed 'The Lindesmith Library.' The Drug Policy Foundation was a non-profit organization whose focus was public policy, advocating for harm reduction, sentencing reform for non-violent drug offenses, and the legal access to medical marijuana.
The Drug Policy Alliance was formed when the Drug Policy Foundation and the Lindesmith Center merged in July 2000.

Ethan Nadelmann

It was founded in 1994 by Ethan Nadelmann with financial support from George Soros.

Harm reduction

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In 2000, the Center and the Drug Policy Foundation were merged into the Drug Policy Alliance, with the Center being renamed 'The Lindesmith Library.' The Drug Policy Foundation was a non-profit organization whose focus was public policy, advocating for harm reduction, sentencing reform for non-violent drug offenses, and the legal access to medical marijuana.

Medical cannabis

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In 2000, the Center and the Drug Policy Foundation were merged into the Drug Policy Alliance, with the Center being renamed 'The Lindesmith Library.' The Drug Policy Foundation was a non-profit organization whose focus was public policy, advocating for harm reduction, sentencing reform for non-violent drug offenses, and the legal access to medical marijuana.

Alfred R. Lindesmith

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The name 'Lindesmith' refers to Alfred R. Lindesmith (1905-1991), a professor of sociology at Indiana University, who was a prolific writer on drug use and policy.

Decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States

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In 1985, part of NORML was split off to found the Drug Policy Foundation, which was then merged with the Lindesmith Center to become the Drug Policy Alliance in 2000.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education

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Marsha Rosenbaum, who headed the West Coast office of the Lindesmith Center, a drug policy reform organization, provided an opinion for a 1999 Village Voice article, "In D.A.R.E.'s worldview, Marlboro Light cigarettes, Bacardi rum, and a drag from a joint are all equally dangerous. For that matter, so is snorting a few lines of cocaine."