learn more about drug policy, we invite you to visit the sites below. Please
note that these links are provided for educational use, and do not constitute
endorsement of the linked organizations by DRCNet, or vice-versa.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy is a
rapidly growing organization with chapters on over 160 campuses.
The November Coalition is an organization
of drug war prisoners and their families and friends.
The Marijuana Policy Project,
a national lobbying organization working to "minimize the harm associated
Harm reduction organization helping people
in the "dance" community stay healthy through education on safety precautions
and testing to avoid tainted drugs.
Common Sense for Drug Policy
is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to expanding discussion
on drug policy by resonating the voices of those raising questions about
existing law and educating the public about alternatives to current policies.
The Lindesmith Center-Drug
Policy Foundation, headed by well known drug policy reform advocate Ethan
The Harm Reduction Coalition
is a national organization promoting a compassionate, realistic, respectful
approach to substance abuse problems.
Foundation devoted to promoting solutions
to problems facing the criminal justice system, assisting policymakers,
criminal justice professionals and the public about preventing crime and
improving the quality of justice through educational programs, publications
and the news media.
The Transnational Radical Party is a Europe-wide
non-governmental organization with consultative status at the United Nations.
Families Against Mandatory
Minimums, a national organization working for repeal of mandatory minimum
sentences and reform of the federal sentencing guidelines.
The Multidisciplinary Association
for Psychedelic Studies, an organization promoting research into medical
uses of psychedelics and marijuana, founded by DRCNet Advisory Board member
National Organization for
the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the oldest major drug policy reform organization.
Drugsense and its Media
Awareness Project is an Internet-based participatory organization focusing
on letters to the editor and tracking and archiving news coverage of drug
policy. MAP grew out of efforts taking place on DRCNet's discussion groups
and is now an independent project.
Unitarian Universalists for Drug Policy
Reform is an organization raising awareness of drug policy issues in the
Unitarian Universalist community and organizing UUs to speak out.
DrugText was the first major
online drug policy library and is sponsored by the Foundation for Drug
Policy & Human Rights in Amsterdam. Created by DRCNet Advisory Board
member Mario Lap.
A campaign founded by parents and business
professionals to de-demonize marijuana by providing truthful information
about marijuana and marijuana prohibition via billboards and banner ads.
Connecticut-based organization doing public
speaking on legalization and other drug policy topics.
ReconsiDer is a New York
statewide membership organization sponsoring speakers, holding forums and
doing media work.
Coalition opposing New York state's draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws.
A forum where policy alternatives
to the war on drugs can be discussed by academicians, policy analysts,
public office holders and other interested citizens. Statewide membership
The Drug Policy Forum of
Hawaii seeks to serve the public by providing information and encouraging
the widest possible discussion of current drug policies and alternatives.
A New Mexico non-profit
educational organization providing accurate information on drugs and drug
control social policy to policy makers, political leaders, health and legal
professionals, educators, business leaders, families, and young people
of New Mexico.
The Tri-State Drug Policy Forum, formerly
the Drug Policy Forum of Pennsylvania is an organization that seeks to
educate the public on drug issues in an effort to develop a more sensible
and humane drug policy.
VOLUNTARY COMMITTEE OF LAWYERS
An association of lawyers and judges encouraging
examination of the consequences of the drug war.
Founded in 1982 to address
the multifaceted issues of drug use, misuse, and abuse, MAMA stresses an
approach to ALL substances based on personal responsibility and informed
decision making, with respect for human dignity.
International association of people working
to protect the fundamental right to freedom of thought.
Transform is a U.K. membership-based
organization seeking to repeal drug prohibition and to replace it with
a truly effective system of regulation and control.
The Dogwood Center is a research organization
studying the impact of drug injection-related HIV/AIDS, the neglected area
A network of groups and
individuals concerned about the impact of drug policy on families, women
An association of professionals,
including attorneys, physicians, biochemists, economists, accountants,
sociologists, psychologists, and business leaders, encourages other professionals
to examine and discuss drug policy.
Organization assisting pain
patients and advocating for adequate opioid pain treatment for all who
National political party
that advocates drug legalization as part of an overall small-government
Human Rights & the Drug
War, a project of HR '95, is an extensive photo gallery of drug war injustices.
The Kemba Smith Youth Foundation
and the Kemba Smith Justice Project seek to educate youth on the dangers
of mandatory minimum sentences and to secure justice for nonviolent drug
The Andean Information Network monitors
US policies and their consequences in the Andean region with special
emphasis on Bolivia, and disseminates this information to concerned individuals
and groups around the world.
The North American Syringe
Exchange Network, connecting needle exchange programs all over the continent.
A site devoted to site is
to advancing debate about the famous libertarian's ideas and their practical
The Chicago Recovery Alliance,
Chicago's needle exchange and harm reduction program.
Safe Works AIDS Project,
Minneapolis' needle exchange program.
Forfeiture Endangers American
Rights, a national organization working for reform of the nation's draconian
asset forfeiture laws.
The American Civil Liberties
Union is the premier organization defending civil liberties in the United
National Alliance of Methadone
Advocates, a national organization advocating deregulation and greater
societal acceptance of methadone maintenance as an addiction treatment
Think for Yourself, a reading
room on drug Prohibition, developed by the late and much-missed Jim Rosenfield.
New York-based organization
providing housing to homeless people living with AIDS or HIV.
The International Harm Reduction
Association is an international professional association for individuals
and organizations concerned with the development of drug policies to reduce
the harmful consequences of drug use and current drug policies.
The Washington Office on
Latin America is an organization monitoring human rights and US policy
in Latin America, and has published many reports critical of the War on
Human Rights Watch has a
and Human Rights project that monitors human rights abuses related
to drug policy, both internationally and in the United States.
of people who have lost loved ones to drug abuse and advocate for non-criminal
approaches to the drug problem.
Australian directory and
philosophical discussion and analysis of drug abuse treatments and services.
us e-mail if there is a site you think should be included here. We
can't guarantee that we will take your suggestions, but we would like to
hear them and will give them full consideration. We are working on a more
comprehensive page of links that will have more state and local groups
and other sources of information.)