New Directions Colorado: A Public Safety and Health Approach to Drug Policy

The Drug Policy Alliance and the Center for Public Health Practice organized New Directions Colorado, a one-day convening of direct service providers, policymakers, public health and safety personnel, and community advocates to explore both public health and safety-centered approaches to drug policy. The recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado has laid the groundwork for meaningful dialogue concerning the role of drug policy in our state. This conference delivered a timely and thought-provoking conversation between a range of stakeholders centered around developing drug policies that can optimize prevention, public health, harm reduction, treatment, and public safety.

Conference Materials