Activism: The War on Some Drugs
"Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more
damaging to an individual that the use of the drug itself."
Jimmy Carter, 2-August-1977
Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (CCLE)
- a nonprofit education, law, and policy center working in the public
interest to foster freedom of thought
Common Sense for Drug Policy
- a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding discussion on
- See also their comprehensive
Drug War Facts booklet.
Cures not Wars
- links to useful information on medical marijuana, ibogaine, and other
medicines typically misrepresented by our media/government
Drug Law Reform Groups (Liberty Activists' List) (1996)
- old, but still useful: over 300 organizations which support drug law
- a California Political Action Committee which seeks an end to the
Drug War through lobbying, activism, and general public education.
Drug Policy Alliance (formerly the Lindesmith Center)
- the largest collection of full-text materials on drugs and drug
policy, latest news headlines, discussion forums to share insights and
ideas with other drug policy reform activists, tools and suggestions
for 'taking action' on this issue, sign-up forms for e-mail alert
lists, and other membership services.
- the drug reform coordination network
- DrugSense and
(the Media Awareness Project,
exist to provide accurate information relevant to
drug policy in order to heighten awareness of the extreme damage being
caused to our nation and the world by our current flawed and failed
"War on Drugs."
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
- a national organization of citizens working to reform federal and
state mandatory sentencing laws that remove judicial discretion
Harm Reduction Coalition
- committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and
communities by initiating and promoting local, regional, and national harm
reduction education, interventions, and community organizing
- "The World's Largest Entheogenic Library and Community"
Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)
- ...to develop and promote policies to minimize the harm
associated with marijuana
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
- working to reform marijuana laws
- a grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about
the destructive increase in the prison population in the United
States and the steady erosion of our civil rights and freedoms by
the federal government
- a place for information on the legalization of marijuana as well as
other drugs, and a place for discussions to be held on this topic.