Drug Legalization

Far from protecting youth from the perils of drug abuse, prohibition causes crime, and makes the drugs themselves more harmful, especially to the addicted. As a broad-mission, national membership organization that unambiguously comes out for drug legalization (which can also be thought of as regulation and control), StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) plays a unique and important role in the public debate. Please check back at this page frequently, as we are currently in the process of extensively increasing our educational publishing on the important issue of prohibition vs. legalization. Click here to read about our 2003 Latin American drug legalization summit, "Out from the Shadows: Ending Drug Prohibition in the 21st Century" ("Saliendo de las sombras: Terminando con la prohibición de las drogas en el siglo XXI").

Poll: 99 Percent Wouldn't Use Hard Drugs If Legalized Full Zogby poll results (PDF)

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Out from the Shadows conference:

Press Conference: Canadian Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, Marco Cappato, Arnold Trebach Interview: Sen. Nolin Interview: Larry Campbell, Mayor of Vancouver (now a Canadian Senator) Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) Cops Against the Drug War Foreign Policy article After the War on Drugs: Tools for the Debate and Options for Control cocaine prices plummet Peter Cohen: Looking at the UN, Smelling a Rat -- A Comment on 'Sweden's Successful Drug Policy: a Review of the Evidence' UNODC September 2006 Prohibition in the Media blog more coming soon...

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