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Reform Organizations

This movement needs your help.

Alongside the many local groups working to end the war on drugs and reform American drug policy, the following organizations are engaged in the issues at a national level. From service providers to advocates to information outlets, these groups are invested in shaping more sensible drug policies and need your engagement and support.

360 Degrees – Broadcasting stories about individuals and communities who have been affected by incarceration.

A New PATH – Working to educate the public about addiction, expand access to treatment services, and end discriminatory drug policies.

ACLU National Center for Justice – Focused on the problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, including policies of over-incarceration.

Alternet.org – Inspiring citizen action on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and health care issues.

American Association for Medical Cannabis – Patient advocacy, patient rights, clinical research and educating decision makers.

Americans for Safe Access – National Office – Organization of patients, scientists, and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

Americans for Tax Reform – Opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle and in doing so ending ineffective programs such as the Drug War.

Brennan Center for Justice – Non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.

Cato Institute – Dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.

Center for Social Justice – Resource center for those committed to addressing human rights and working towards a more just society.

Change the Climate – Campaign to educate the public about the tremendous waste of our tax dollars for the “war on marijuana”.

Citizens against Government Waste – Working to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government

Coalition for Higher Education Act Reform – Seeking to repeal the Drug Provision of the Higher Education Act also known as the “AID Elimination Penalty”.

Common Sense for Drug Policy – Dedicated to reforming drug policy and expanding harm reduction.

Council on Spiritual Practices – A collaboration dedicated to bringing the insights, grace, and joy that arise from direct perception of the divine into their daily lives.

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation – Educating the public about the impacts of drug policy and problems with the criminal justice system.

DanceSafe – Harm-reduction organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community.

Drug Policy Alliance – Promoting alternatives to current drug policy that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

Drug Reform Coordination Network – Raising awareness of the consequences of prohibition.

Drug Truth Network – Reporting the unvarnished truth about the drug war.

DrugSense – Working to inform citizens and encourage involvement in drug policy reform.

Faces and Voices of Recovery – Organizing and including those affected by drug and alcohol problems in the public policy debate.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums – Fighting for fair and proportionate sentencing laws that allow judicial discretion while maintaining public safety.

Flex Your Rights – Educating the public about their basic constitutional rights.

Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement – Working to change the criminal justice system and find alternatives to incarceration.

Harm Reduction Coalition – Committed to drug user rights and advancing harm reduction policies, practices and programs that address the adverse effects of drug use.

High Times – Advocating for marijuana legalization.

Institute for Policy Studies – Multi-issue DC think tank that promotes peace, justice, and the environment.

Institute of the Black World, 21st Century – Committed to building the capacity of Black communities to improve quality of life for all marginalized people.

Is My Medicine Legal YET? – Patient and care provider group dedicated to furthering access, public education and research regarding the therapeutic uses of cannabis.

Justice Policy Institute – Conducting research aimed at reducing reliance on incarceration

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – A coalition of law enforcement members in favor of regulation instead of prohibition.

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement – National – Working to defend human rights and promote self-determination in African-American communities.

Moms United to End the War on Drugs – A movement to stop the violence, mass incarceration and overdose deaths resulting from punitive and discriminatory drug policies.

Marijuana Policy Project – Working towards decriminalizing and de-stigmatizing marijuana.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies – research organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for the careful use of psychedelics and marijuana

NAACP – Working to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women – Advocating human and civil rights, health and welfare for all women, particularly pregnant and parenting women.

National Alliance of Methadone Advocates / National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery – Advocating for patients in treatment by de-stigmatizing and empowering medication assisted treatment.

National Association for Public Health Policy / Council on Illicit Drugs – Developing health policy, initiating legislation, and strengthening public health services.

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives – Services and care for those who come into contact with a correctional system.

National Council on Crime and Delinquency – Applying research to policy and practice in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare.

National Juvenile Justice Network – Dedicated to preventing youth from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care for youth in the criminal justice system.

National Lawyers Guild Drug Policy Committee – A group of lawyers and law students advocating for policies that reduce the harms of the drug war.

Open Society Institute – Nurturing the development of a society that allows all people to participate equitably in political, economic, and cultural life.

Patients Out of Time – Science-based education on cannabis.

NORML – Changing public opinion to repeal marijuana prohibition.

Prison Policy Institute / Prison Policy Initiative – Improving criminal justice policy and empowering new voices to end mass incarceration.

American Friends Service Committee – Promoting alternative, community-based systems of criminal justice that promote healing.

Protestants for the Common Good – An education and advocacy organization, advancing justice in public life.

Reason Foundation – Advancing a free society by developing promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.

Reclaiming Futures – Helping juveniles with drug and alcohol problems to overcome addiction.

Restorative Justice Ministry Network of North America – Promoting restorative justice instead of retributive justice.

SAFER Choice – Education about marijuana vs. alcohol.

Schaffer Library of Drug Policy – A resource devoted to sharing materials on drug policy and the drug war.

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. – African Americans engaging social justice issues via faith communities.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy – An international network of students dedicated to ending the war on drugs.

Southern Poverty Law Center – Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration – Working to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities and treat addiction with health care.

The Center for Community Alternatives – Working towards community based alternatives to incarceration.

Prison Fellowship Ministries – A faith based organization supporting prisoners and their families.

The Justice Fellowship – Grassroots activism to reform public policy to a model of “restorative justice”.

The National Cannabis Industry Association – Trade association of professionals working in the cannabis industry.

The November Coalition – Working to educate the public about over incarceration due to current drug laws.

The Sentencing Project – Working for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

Vera Institute for Justice – Using combined expertise to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety

Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access – Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access is committed to protecting the rights of veteran patients and health care professionals by advocating for safe and legal access to therapeutic cannabis.

Vote Hemp – Dedicated to the acceptance of a free market for industrial hemp and legislation allowing U.S. farmers to grow the crop.

William C. Velazquez Institute – Working to inform the Latino leadership and public about the impact of public policies on Latinos