Too often drug involvement is used as an excuse for police to kill Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people. The verdict in Derek Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd gives us hope that the days of this excuse still working are numbered.
Last year, we took an historic step forward when the U.S. House passed the MORE Act. We need Congress to pick up where we left off. Take action for marijuana justice and tell Congress to move the MORE Act forward.
For the first time ever, we’re finally seeing real momentum to decriminalize drugs at both the state and federal level. Join the fight to end the criminalization of people who use drugs.
The drug war has given police unchecked power to patrol schools and communities, invade people's homes, and use aggressive tactics and military weapons, which in too many instances have led to killings of Black and Latinx people.
The drug war goes far beyond arrests and incarceration. Its roots are deeply embedded in almost every aspect of daily life – from education, housing, and employment, to child welfare, immigration, and public benefits.
Oregon has become the first state in the nation to decriminalize drug possession, but what does that mean? Learn about why we need decriminalization and the steps we're taking to dismantle the failed federal drug war.