Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, to Appear on Real Time with Bill Maher

Press Release July 6, 2011
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Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, will be a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher on July 8th at 10 p.m. ET/ PT.

Mr. Nadelmann will be interviewed one-on-one with Mr. Maher at the top of the show and will discuss the war on drugs and movement to end marijuana prohibition.

The topic of the war on drugs is timely as there was an avalanche of media coverage about the failed drug war in June.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy (Kofi Annan, Former Presidents of Colombia, Mexico and Brazil, Richard Branson etc) made worldwide news calling for an end to the war on drugs.

June 17th was the 40th anniversary of Nixon declaring the War on Drugs. This generated another wave of coverage slamming the drug war.

On June 22nd, Barney Frank and Ron Paul introduced federal legislation to end marijuana prohibition.

Described by Rolling Stone as "the point man" for drug policy reform efforts, Ethan Nadelmann is widely regarded as the most prominent proponent of drug policy reform.

A young woman holds a sign that says "End the Drug War."

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