It's Time to Decriminalize Drug Use and Possession

The war on drugs is a catastrophic failure. We can’t end it until we stop arresting and locking people up simply for using or possessing drugs.

Ending criminal penalties for drug possession, often referred to as decriminalization, means nobody gets arrested, goes to jail or prison, or faces criminal punishment for possessing a small amount of a drug for personal use.

This is a pivotal moment. Our retrograde federal administration is ramping up the war on drugs. But the public overwhelmingly supports ending it – and in states and localities all over the country, we’re moving drug policy reforms forward with increasing urgency. We need your help to keep our momentum going.

Join us in the fight to end the criminalization of people who use drugs.