Author

LaQunya Baker

LaQunya Baker

LaQunya Baker is a part-owner of Baker Oliver Simpson Law, a criminal defense law firm, and a visiting assistant professor of the practice of law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

COMMENTARY

The war on drugs failed. Don’t try it again.

By: , , and - February 11, 2022

The tragic rise in overdose deaths from fentanyl and other opiates deserves urgent attention from Colorado leaders. Evidence-based harm reduction policies — such as free and widespread access to naloxone, public education regarding the risks of fentanyl, free testing supplies like fentanyl test strips, and supervised use sites — will save lives. Paired with productive […]