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Virginians Against Drug Violence {VADV} is a voluntary association of persons who participate in activities directed at changing drug policy in our state. We have a vision of peace which recognizes that imprisonment and other dehumanizing methods are not good ways to achieve temperance.


Media Awareness Project
DrugSense works to ensure more balanced and accurate media coverage of drug policy issues and maintains a comprehensive archive of drug policy news. Free e-mail subscription services include: The Drugnews-Digest, a regular compilation of news excerpts; DrugSense Weekly, a newsletter which encapsulates and reviews the week's most significant news; Focus Alerts, bulletins on important news articles to facilitate a concerted response in the form of letters to the editor; and the Media Awareness Project, which provides the E-mail discussion list MAPTalk.

Common Sense or Drug Policy
Common Sense for Drug Policy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to expanding discussion on drug policy by resonating the voices of those raising questions about existing law and educating the public about alternatives to current policies.

Richmond Hemp awareness Council

The Drug Policy Foundation is the flagship of the movement with over 19,000 members, an impressive set of board members, and a well attended annual conference.

The Lindesmith Center
A  reform oriented think tank headed by Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, under the umbrella of the Open Society Institute.

Drug Reform Coordination Network
THE web based reform organization.

DRCNet Library
An important, unbiased resource of drug and drug war information.

The Marijuana Policy Project, a national lobbying organization working to "minimize the harm associated with marijuana".

Carl Olsen's marijuana archive. One of the best websites on the subject of marijuana.


National Drug Strategy Network
A network of individuals and organizations around the world who are working for effective approaches to address the world's many drug problems to share accurate and up-to-date information about the many developments that affect drug strategy. Publishes the newsletter Newsbriefs.

An association of professionals, including attorneys, physicians, biochemists, economists, accountants, sociologists, psychologists, and business leaders, encourages other professionals to examine and discuss drug policy.

Attorney organization encouraging discourse over the consequences of the drug war.

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, an organization promoting research into medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana, founded by Rick Doblin.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the oldest major drug policy reform organization.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a national organization working for repeal of mandatory minimum sentences and reform of the federal sentencing guidelines.

Human Rights & the Drug War, a project of HR '95, is an extensive photo gallery of drug war injustices.

The Kemba Smith Youth Foundation and the Kemba Smith Justice Project seek to educate youth on the dangers of mandatory minimum sentences and to secure justice for Kemba Smith and other victims of the criminal justice system.

Harm Reduction Coalition
HRC is a national organization promoting a compassionate, realistic, respectful approach to substance abuse problems.

Calyx Internet Access, a host for many activist groups and other interesting sites.

Forfeiture Endangers American Rights, a national organization working for reform of the nation's draconian asset forfeiture laws.

ACLU Freedom Network
The American Civil Liberties Union is the premier organization defending civil liberties in the United States.

Think for Yourself, a reading room on Prohibition, maintained by Jim Rosenfield.

The November Coalition
An anti-drug-war organization focusing on working with prisoners and their families to catalog the destruction caused by Prohibition and to mobilize grassroots political activity for drug policy reform.

The war on drugs has failed.  We must make peace, heal our wounds, and changed our laws.
ReconsiDer is a statewide membership organization sponsoring speakers, holding forums and doing media work.

Drug Policy Forum ofTexas
A forum where policy alternatives to the war on drugs can be discussed by academicians, policy analysts, public office holders and other interested citizens. Statewide membership organization.

the Drug Policy Forum of Hawai'i
The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii seeks to serve the public by providing information and encouraging the widest possible discussion of current drug policies and alternatives.

International Harm Reduction Association
The International Harm Reduction Association is an international professional association for individuals and organizations concerned with the development of drug policies to reduce the harmful consequences of drug use and current drug policies.

International Journal of Drug Policy
The International Journal of Drug Policy presents current research, reliable information and in-depth policy analysis of the global drug debate.

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch has a Drugs and Human Rights project that monitors human rights abuses related to drug policy, both internationally and in the United States.

(Please send us e-mail if there is a site you think we might want to  include here. )