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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.

Event Spotlight

Social Equity 2.0 Series Lessons from Recent State Developments

Join DEPC for the first panel of our Social Equity 2.0 Series that brings together experts from states whose recent cannabis legalizations include social equity provisions.


News Spotlight

Evaluating the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program: Satisfaction and Perception

Learn more about our annual survey of medical marijuana patients and potential patients in Ohio. The goal of this research is to evaluate their experiences and satisfaction with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) to date.


Research Spotlight

Explore our resource page, designed to aid in understanding the complex evolution of criminal justice and drug sentencing reforms in Ohio.

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.

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