An Overdose Death is Not a Murder

Drug-induced homicide laws are inhumane and counterproductive.

Many people who sell drugs know and care about the people they sell to, and are often users themselves. They are also often the true first responders to the scene in the event of an overdose, with the power to reverse it.

Yet some states have adopted drug-induced homicide laws in which simply selling or even handing over a substance to someone who then overdoses is considered murder.

These misguided laws are an escalation of the disastrous war on drugs, not an answer to the overdose crisis. 

Sign the petition in opposition to drug-induced homicide laws.