Future High: American drug policy in 2030

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Jessica Bress is the Director of Continuing Education for the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Her thesis explores United States’ drug policy and finds it wholly unprepared for the burgeoning phenomena related to the convergence of drugs and technology. Using the process of future-casting, she explores how the confluence of globalization, hyper-connection, exponential growth and urbanization might converge to create chemical and wearable enhancements, further complicating the regulatory environment. Jessica recommends the US decriminalize illicit drug use, establish a national bioethics committee and create an office of the future to transform today’s health and behavioral healthcare system.

Jessica Bress is an alum of the CHDS Master’s Degree Program. Her thesis is available here: New High: A Future-Oriented Study of American Drug Policy


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