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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.


News Spotlight

photo of the ohio statehouse with text reading Ohio Governor's Expedited Pardon Project, learn more about our latest collaboration


Research Spotlight

Struggling Through the Pandemic: Cannabis Social Equity During COVID-19


Event Spotlight

Due to event restrictions outlined by The Ohio State University in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the center has cancelled all in-person events through July 6. We will look to reschedule events for a later date. Thank you for your understanding.