Amanda Reiman: The drug war is a racist war. Building on its foundation would be a mistake. If AB 375 isn’t amended, the institutional racism of the war on drugs will have made it into the classroom.
Amanda Reiman is the California policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance. Based in San Francisco, Reiman leads DPA’s marijuana reform work in California. A ten-year resident of Oakland, Reiman joined the Drug Policy Alliance in 2012 after working with the medical marijuana dispensary, Berkeley Patients Group, as director of research and patient services.