First lady Nancy Reagan was correct when she told an Oakland schoolgirl to “Just say no” if offered drugs. At the time, she was mocked for being naive and simplistic. But the first lady was simply trying to nudge her husband’s policy from reducing the supply of drugs to reducing demand.
This month, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled that a supervised injection site that we co-founded is not illegal, opening the door for the first one to be established in the United States. We hope it will be one of many across the country.