The National Coalition for Drug Legalization is a nonprofit (501(c) 3 ) organization committed to advancing the conversation about the legalization of all drugs through research and community service. The so-called "War on Drugs" has been an epic failure and it will take love, determination, vision, and leadership to open people's minds about ending prohibition.
America has been conditioned to think prohibition against drugs is protecting our nation without giving much thought to the devastating effects our current criminal justice laws have had on communities of color, the working poor, and those who suffer from medical illness.
The National Coalition for Drug Legalization works to get people thinking about drug legalization in a positive light by working to address issues related to poverty, pursuing research opportunities in support of ending prohibition, and engaging in acts of kindness in the interest of the public good.
WHY LEGALIZE DRUGS?
Drug legalization is Harm Reduction
Drug legalization is Public Health, Consumer Protection, Reducing Incarceration
Drug legalization is an opportunity to reduce crime, save lives, and address the inequities in our current drug laws
Drug legalization IS NOT a license to kill people
GOALS OF OUR ORGANIZATION
Increase Community Engagement
Conduct Publishable Research
Increase Community and Nation-wide Support for Drug Legalization
Drug Use for Grown-Ups by Dr. Carl Hart
Undoing Drugs by Maia Szalavitz
Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
High Price by Dr. Carl Hart
The Weight of Air by David Poses
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander