The International Drug Policy Reform Conference, Denver, October 2013

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. It brings together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries. is a partner in this year’s conference, which will take place October 23-26 in Denver, Colorado, as officials craft the state’s implementation plan for legal marijuana under Amendment 64. Attendees will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs — marijuana legalization and many other issues in drug policy — while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world.

Here are what some attendees had to say about the 2011 conference:

  • “The International Drug Reform Conference was, by far, one of the most eye opening experiences of my life… It felt as if I were at the epicenter of the most conscious people on the planet.”
  • “Every workshop that I attended had excellent presenters and panelists. I was extremely pleased to once again attend the 2011 Reform Conference. It was more diverse than ever and very inclusive of issues that I support. See you in Denver!”
  • “The Drug Policy Alliance conference is an educational opportunity that every responsible individual should experience — regardless of your position on the issues.”
  • “Every two years I look forward to the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, where I know I’ll get a chance to hear from, and speak with some of the brightest minds in the drug policy reform movement.”
  • “If you think the drug war has failed our country and harmed countries like Mexico and you want to do something about it, this is the conference to be at.”

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– Article originally from Stop the Drug War, used with permission.



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    I still wouldn’t call pot bad though, because the negative consequences don’t always outweigh the positive. I think it’s up to the individual to decide how “bad” pot is.

  5. Lygeia on

    Based on the terrible flooding in Colorado, which affected Denver, is this conference still on?

  6. Anonymous on

    Oh boy another conference. Well whats this going to do? Lets have it figure out a way to have solid work done once and for all. Nov Dec Jan Feb March April months have gone by already and we as people can’t even get a work from Holder in what he’s going to come up with.
    As a person with illnesses stuck in a g d state with no access I’m freakin sick and tired of wait wait wait, get this shit regulated on national level to create thousands of jobs and help all kinds of people.

  7. gutrod on

    America doesn’t enter any war to lose, it is win at all cost. Even in a war with many casualties and one that they have no hope of winning. If the casualties were more equally proportioned between DEA agents and Mexicans it would have seen an end by now. War is ugly and as a Canadian I don’t like the fact that the Americans have dragged us into it. Time for Plan ‘B’ if there is one.