Here are a few ways you can do something. I encourage everyone who reads this choose at least one action they can take:
- You can make and distribute fliers, leaflets stickers and posters about these issues.
- You can write articles for magazines and newspapers about these issues.
- You can attend rallies, protests and political events that bring awareness to these issues.
- You can volunteer with one of the many non-profits organizations that are working for reform.
- If you are a student, start or join a chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (ssdp.org)
- The Drug Policy Alliance (www.drugpolicy.org) is working to decriminalize drugs.
- Law enforcement against prohibition (leap.org) is made up of judges, police chiefs and law enforcement officers advocating to decriminalize all drugs.
- The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (www.maps.org) is working to get marijuana and psychedelics approved for medicinal and psychotherapeutic use. Other organizations are listed below.
- You can produce events about these issues. You can also integrate education into your existing events such as parties, festivals and conferences by inviting people to speak at your the event or organization.
- You can help our culture evolve beyond cruelty, judgement and punishment into a culture of healing, compassion, forgiveness and restorative justice. This begins with all of us examining that we judge and punish each other and by learning to forgive and love each other.
About The Drug War
The current drug and prison policies in the United States are cruel and corrupt.
Here is a list of useful links on the topic:
- Drug Policy Alliance
- Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
- Students for Sensible Drug Policy
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Drug Sense
- Families Against Mandatory Minimums
- Criminal Justice Policy Foundation. More great links from them: http://www.cjpf.org/links/links.html
Major media articles: