Issues

The Drug Policy Alliance promotes sensible policies grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights. Our work covers a wide range of critical issues.

Reforming Marijuana Laws

Reforming Marijuana Laws

We support patients' rights to use medical marijuana, and advocate for replacing marijuana prohibition with regulation.

 

Fighting Injustice

Fighting Injustice

We fight against drug war practices that have helped stigmatize, criminalize and marginalize millions of Americans.

View all injustice issues.

 

Reducing Drug Harm

Reducing Drug Harm

We work to reduce the harms associated with both drug use and drug prohibition.

View all harm reduction issues.

 

Protecting Youth

Protecting Youth

We support reality-based drug education and an end to drug testing and punitive responses to student drug use.

View all youth and student issues.

 

Defending Personal Libery

Defending Personal Liberty

We believe that no one should be punished for what they put in their bodies, absent harm to others.

View all personal liberty issues.

 

Making Economic Sense

Making Economic Sense

We work to end the waste of tax dollars by refocusing resources on policies that work.

View all economic issues. 

 

Global Reform

Global Reform

We are deeply involved in drug policy reform efforts in Latin America and around the world.

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