How does your state criminalize drugs?
See your state’s current lowest-level drug possession and paraphernalia laws, and learn about proposed decriminalization initiatives across the country.
Take ActionHistoric Drug Decriminalization Bill in Congress
The Drug Policy Reform Act (DPRA) is an unprecedented bill that would decriminalize drugs at the federal level. It was just introduced. Tell your members of Congress support it.
Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman and Cori Bush unveiled the Drug Policy Reform Act, which would end criminal penalties for drug possession at the federal level.
DPA’s proposed Drug Policy Reform Act is a framework for eliminating criminal penalties for drugs, and reinvesting drug enforcement resources in health and social services.
The time has come for states to enact broader, more thoughtful approaches centered around decriminalization of drug use and possession and the many other activities associated with drug use.
In November 2020, DPA and our local allies made history when Oregon became the first state in the nation to decriminalize drug possession while expanding access to health and treatment services.
Inspired by this paradigm-shifting victory, we are now working to pass drug decriminalization laws across the country.
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