Drug Prohibition Resources
DPA's mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies. Check out their fact sheets to get all the stats on drugs and sober analysis on good and bad policies.
FAMM is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for smart sentencing laws that protect public safety. They are the most effective sentencing reform advocacy group in the United States. Learn more about the lives they've changed.
The Law Enforcement Action Partnership’s mission is to unite and mobilize the voice of law enforcement in support of drug policy and criminal justice reforms that will make communities safer by focusing law enforcement resources on the greatest threats to public safety, promoting alternatives to arrest and incarceration, addressing the root causes of crime, and working toward healing police-community relations. Check out their speakers bureau to find a speaker in your area.
Share these short, thought-provoking videos with friends or family interested in learning more about the effects of drug prohibition.
Longer Videos & Podcasts
Watch this TED talk from Ethan Nadelmann, one of the most passionate speakers in the drug policy realm.
Drug Decriminalization in Portugal by Glenn Greenwald
Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States by the Human Rights Watch
Four Decades and Counting: The Continued Failure of the War on Drugs by Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall
Dose of Reality: The Effect of State Marijuana Legalizations by Angela Dills, Sietse Goffard, and Jeffrey Miron
The Scandal-Ridden DEA: Everything You Need to Know by the Drug Policy Alliance
Politics and Philosophy Essays
Vices are Not Crimes by Lysander Spooner
Bootleggers and Baptists by Bruce Yandle
The Drug War and the Constitution by Steven Duke
Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces by Radley Balko (2014)
Deep Cover: The Inside Story of How DEA Infighting, Incompetence, and Subterfuge Lost Us the Biggest Battle of the Drug War by Michael Levine (2000)
The Economics of Prohibition by Mark Thornton (1991) available online at mises.org.
The Legalization of Drugs: For and Against by Douglas Husak and Peter de Marneffe (2005)
Legalize It? Debating American Drug Policy by Arnold S. Trebach and James A. Inciardi (1993)