Dr. Aleksi Hupli has master’s degrees in sociology (University of Helsinki, 2014) and medical anthropology (University of Amsterdam, 2013) and he defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Tampere on September 20th, 2021. Hupli’s PhD research focused on cognitive enhancement drug use among students, microdosing psychedelics, and medical cannabis (Hupli 2021). In 2020, together with with Dr. Aysel Sultan, PhD, he guest edited a special issue entitled “Beyond Prescription Drugs” in the Drugs & Alcohol Today journal. Hupli has also worked at the University of Amsterdam as a research assistant in the European Research Council- funded Chemical Youth etnographic research project, as a Finnish country coordinator for Global Drug Survey, as an evaluation researcher for a Finnish cannabis mini-intervention project, and as a contract evaluator for the latest EU drugs strategy. He is also a member of the Drugs Expert Group of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs under the European Commission and an academic member of the Finnish Institute for Bioethics and Human Enhancement Drug Network. He is also on the board of the Finnish Association for Humane Drug Policy, Legalize Nederland and Aspire Foundation.