Decriminalize Drugs and Dismantle the Drug War
This month marks the 50th anniversary of President Nixon declaring a “war on drugs” which was deliberately waged to target Asian, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people.
Today the roots of the drug war are everywhere. Millions of people have been criminalized and punished and drug possession is the most arrested offense in the country.
Ending these arrests – by decriminalizing all drugs – is the most critical step we can take to end the racist drug war.
Decriminalization means nobody gets arrested, goes to jail or prison, or faces criminal punishment for using or possessing a small amount of a drug for personal use.
Oregon made history when it became the first U.S. state to decriminalize all drugs. Now it’s time to do it in even more states and federally.
Join our fight to decriminalize drugs and dismantle the disastrous drug war.