The Journal of Law and Public Affairs recently published Volume 5, Issue 1. We are excited to have articles from journal alumnus Brendan Walden who identifies some of the problems resulting from the war on drugs and outlines a path forward;¬†Kevin Sabet and Will Jones (Smart Approach to Marijuana) discuss how the “legalization” of marijuana failed to honor its promise to advance social justice; Professor Jennifer Prah Ruger (University of Pennsylvania) and Kara Zhang outline the neuroscience of drug addiction and offer a strategy to eradicate addiction from society; and Evan Anderson (University of Pennsylvania Center for Public Health Initiatives and School of Nursing), Jason Sloan (University of Pennsylvania Law School), and Leo Beletsky (Northeastern University) argue that a more proactive approach of servicing pain felt by those who are at risk of drug overdose is needed. You can find these amazing articles at the University of Pennsylvania Legal Scholarship Repository.¬†