2016 is set to be an interesting year for drug law reform efforts across the globe. With UNGASS looming, all eyes turn to world leaders — will they take on the task of making tangible reforms?
It’s with pleasure that we share the launch video of our colleagues over at LEAP Germany. LEAP DE held a press conference in the Bundestag during the closing part of 2015. Please take a moment to watch the press conference and share on your social media…
LEAP has a unique voice; we’re comprised of a range of law enforcement figures, and of course citizens, who have gravitated towards seeking meaningful and compassionate alternatives to a criminal justice system led drug policy. If we’re serious about societal health, then reform and regulation is our path to betterment.
Of course, 2016 is leap year… and from all of us at LEAP UK, we shall indeed see you on leap day.
Jason Reed is the Executive Director for LEAP UK. As a civilian, Jason has worked in drug policy as a writer/blogger for sites such as the Huffington Post, Virgin, The Independent, The Influence, London Real TV, Sundog Pictures, Politics.co.uk, and is a resident writer at VolteFace.me. He has worked on a number of multimedia projects, including Associate Producer to the Oscar nodded feature documentary, The Culture High, and the upcoming documentary GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution. Jason has conducted a number of public figure interviews on the subject of drugs and takes an interest in the social impacts of punitive policies - he's the host of the podcast 'Stop and Search' which is on the prestigious Distraction Pieces Network under rapper and actor Scroobius Pip. Twitter: @JasonTron