Doctors for Cannabis Regulation Rebrands as Doctors for Drug Policy Reform
DFCR expands its mission beyond cannabis reform and advocacy to include psychedelics and more
By: Doctors for Drug Policy Reform
With the focus of the newly-rebranded organization now opened to advocating for more drug policies beyond cannabis, yet still grounded in empirical evidence, public health, racial justice, equity, and human rights, D4DPR is now able to reach a broader community of health professionals, policymakers, researchers and more.
"For the past century, the punitive approach to drug use has caused enormous harm to public health. Doctors for Drug Policy Reform is the natural progression of our organization's efforts to provide a clear voice to physicians and other medical professionals working to change these laws, providing access to medications and other interventions with proven therapeutic benefits," said DFCR/D4DPR Board President Bryon Adinoff.
With an expanded mission in place, D4DPR's goals are centered around maximizing health and wellness, harm reduction, cannabis and psychedelics, all rooted in D4DPR's organizing principles. Some of those principles include:
On the psychedelics side, the organization will leverage the expertise of current board member and lawyer Adriana Kertzer. As the founder and principal at Plant Medicine Law Group, a law firm focused on psychedelic infrastructure, Adriana brings a wealth of knowledge of the space to D4DPR and will draw on her network to identify new board members and new committees.
Mindful of its newly evolved vision, D4DPR invites other drug policy experts, medical professionals and advocates from around the world to serve as resources to support the principles of the organization and/or lend financial support to help the organization achieve its goals. Those interested in fostering more informed discussions around drug policy reform, advocating for evidence-based approaches to all substances, and supporting access to harm reduction services are encouraged to reach out to email@example.com.
About Doctors for Drug Policy Reform, formerly known as Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
D4DPR serves as the global voice for licensed health professionals advocating for science-based drug policies and best practices that advance public health, reduce stigma, and minimize harm. Through education and advocacy efforts, we leverage the influence and expertise of the medical community to realize the legislative changes necessary to promote improved public health, social justice, and consumer protections. For more information, please visit www.d4dpr.org.