The Drug Policy Alliance Network
(DPA) is a large donor to California Proposition 5 (2008)
and Maine Medical Marijuana Initiative, Question 5 (2009)
. DPA is one of the largest organizations dedicated to finding alternatives to the drug war which are supported by science, compassion, health and human rights.The DPA is actively involved in the legislation process promoting sensible drug drug policy reforms.
Ethan Nadelmann is the executive director of the organization.
Mission and vision statements
- Vision:"The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more."
- Mission:"To advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies."
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