The Drug Policy Task Force, sponsored by the New York Country Lawyers' Association, commenced its operations in the Fall of 1993. The Task Force was established as a "blue-ribbon" panel of prominent and respected individuals, each known for his or her work, insights and involvement in the area of drug policy reform.
The stated purpose of the Task Force has been to develop and urge implementation of rational and workable alternatives to current drug policy on both the state and federal levels.
In an effort to develop a comprehensive and well-balanced approach to future drug policy, participants of the Task Force were drawn from various disciplines, including legal, medical and academic, as well as from each branch of government -- legislative, judicial and executive.
After extensive study, public hearings, discussion and analysis of various issues within the broad scope of the drug policy debate, this working body now offers its "Report and Recommendations" for public consideration.
The work of the Task Froce, toward development of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to an effective and responsible drug policy, and in tackling the difficult issues involved in this important area, is ongoing. The "Report and Recommendations" which follow should be read and considered in the context of the continuing nature of this endeavor.
(This report has been approved and adopted by the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers' Association. NYCLA is one of the largest local bar associations in the nation.)
Additional copies of this report are available at a cost of $4 each.
New York County Lawyers' Association
14 Vesey Street
New York, N.Y. 10007
Tel. (212) 267-6646
Fax (212) 40-NYCLA
4455 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel. (202) 537-5005
Fax (202) 537-3007
(You may contact the Chair of the NYCLA Drug Policy Task Force directly by E-Mail at
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