Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, has been named to Politico magazine's "Politico 50" list of "thinkers, doers and dreamers who really matter in this age of gridlock and dysfunction."

Calling him "an academic with real-world punch" for his work as one of the country's most prominent drug policy experts, Politico wrote, "Kleiman, 63, a longtime legalization advocate and one of the country’s most prominent drug policy experts, has always looked ahead to the post- prohibition landscape even while the drug war was in full swing .... If America’s legal experiments with weed survive, it may be because Kleiman had the good sense to minimize its harmful effects."

Accompanying Kleiman on list are prominent political, academic and religious figures such as Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, Pope Francis and presidential advisor John Podesta. 

Read Politico's article on Kleiman here, and his blog about it at The Reality-Based Community. Learn more about Kleiman in the UCLA Newsroom story Q&A: Mark Kleiman, UCLA expert on the legalization of marijuana.