Image of Drinko Hall with color overlay and text reading Drug Enforcement and Policy Center

The Drug Enforcement and Policy Center focuses on promoting and supporting interdisciplinary, evidence-based research, scholarship, education, community outreach, and public engagement on the myriad issues and societal impacts surrounding the reform of criminal and civil laws prohibiting or regulating the use and distribution of traditionally illicit drugs. The center examines the impact of modern drug laws, policies, and enforcement on personal freedoms and human well-being, giving particularized and sustained attention to analyzing the rapid evolution of marijuana laws and the impacts of state-level reform efforts.

Event Spotlight

Understanding Drug Sentencing and its Contributions to Mass Punishment. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Save the date for DEPC’s next symposium. The event was rescheduled for October 7-8, 2021 and is co-hosted by Academy for Justice.


Research Spotlight

From Medical to Recreational Marijuana: Lessons for States in Transition. Read the report.

Learn more about our latest report.

Ensuring Marijuana Reform is Effective Criminal Justice Reform by Alex Kreit and Douglas A. Berman. Read the paper.

Learn more about this paper from DEPC Executive Director Douglas A. Berman and affiliated faculty member Alex Kreit.


News Spotlight

DEPC supports record number of Moritz students during summer 2020

Learn more about how DEPC supported Moritz students during summer 2020.