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Drug Policy Organizations

This page provides links to organizations related to drug policy. Some of these are organization providing information resources. Some are advocacy organizations urging changes in drug laws.

The graphic of every listing links to the organization.

See also my page Drug Policy in the Media.

Note that inclusion on this page does not necessarily indicate agreement with the organization's overall mission or methods.


National and International Organizations

ASAP --- American Society for Action on Pain

ASAP — American Society for Action on Pain

This organization advocates the availability of opiod or narcotic pain medication sufficient to relieve the pain of all Americans who suffer from Chronic Intractable Pain.

 

Cannabis Culture

Cannabis Culture

Founded in the summer of 1995, Cannabis Culture is the magazine of marijuana and hemp around the world. Published every two months it is available at many newsstands across North America and through mail subscription. Each issue features ads for many marijuana seed merchants, including the spectacular nine-page catalog for Marc emery Direct Marijuana Seeds, with amazing photos and tantalizing descriptions of over 200 strains available by international mail-order. It also includes accurate and easy to understand articles and advice on growing. CC is dedicated to liberating marijuana, freeing pot-prisoners around the globe, and bringing an end to the vicious worldwide "war on drugs". Every issue challenges prohibitionist myths and tackles controversial issues like kids and pot, drug-war atrocities, the danger of low-THC hemp, and other difficult topics.

 

Coalition for
Federal Sentencing Reform

Coalition for Federal Sentencing Reform

The Coalition is a private group of individuals and organizations concerned about justice in America. Members include judges, former prosecutors, defense attorneys and other interested parties from a variety of fields. Coalition members are united by a concern that the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are not fulfilling their promise, and by a desire for reform.

 

Common Sense for Drug Policy

Common Sense for Drug Policy

Common Sense for Drug Policy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to expanding discussion on drug policy by raising questions about existing law and educating the public about alternatives to current policies. It provides advice and technical assistance to individuals and organizations working to reform current policies, facilitates coalition-building among like-minded groups and educates the public by disseminating research, hosting public forums and informing members of the media. It also provides pro bono legal assistance to those adversely affected by current drug policy.

 

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization that promotes solutions to the problems facing the criminal justice system. Boston businessman and philanthropist Robert C. Linnell created the foundation in 1988. CJPF assists policy makers, criminal justice professionals, and the public by disseminating information about preventing crime and improving the quality of justice through education programs, publications, and the news media. The foundation provides information to reform activists regarding legal organization, outreach, research, media relations, legislation, and coalition building. The foundation provides speakers to educational institutions and organizations of all kinds. CJPF funds the National Drug Strategy Network.

(Today, eric e. Sterling is president of CJPF. Mr. Sterling was a congressional staffer key to the mandatory sentencing law that imprisons many drug offenders. Today he works to undo that legacy. Mr. Sterling also helped found FAMM and FEAR, also listed on this page.)

 

DRCNet --- The Drug Reform Coordination Network

DRCNet — The Drug Reform Coordination Network

The Drug Reform Coordination Network was founded in 1993 and has quickly grown into a national network of more than 10,000 activists and concerned citizens. DRCNet works for drug policy reform from a variety of perspectives, including harm reduction, reform of sentencing and forfeiture laws, medicalization of currently schedule I drugs, and promotion of an open debate on drug prohibition. DRCNet's founding purpose is to stop the chaos and violence of the illegal drug trade, end the bondage of mass incarceration suffered by hundreds of thousands of nonviolent offenders, stem the spread of deadly epidemic disease, secure the right of patients to appropriate medical treatment, restore Constitutional protections and ensure just treatment under the law for all.

 

DrugPeace

DrugPeace

The Drug Peace Campaign is a California Political Action Committee formed January 1, 1999, whose mission is to seek a peaceful end to the "War on Drugs". It believes that the "War on Drugs" is as great a threat to civil society and personal freedoms as America has ever faced. Furthermore, it believes that this perpetual state of war causes more harm than the problems it is intended to solve and will never end until people who know better come together to devise and implement rational and consistent policies regarding the use of mind-altering substances of all kinds.

 

The Drug Library

The Drug Library

Funded by the Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet), The Drug Library is the "world's largest online library of drug policy".

 

Drug Policy Foundation

Drug Policy Foundation

NB: On 01.Jul.2000 the Drug Policy Foundation and The Lindesmith Center merged to become The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation. Recently they have changed the name to Drug Policy Alliance and the URL to DrugPolicy.org. I have kept the old individual listings for historical purposes. All the links now go to DrugPolicy.org.

The Drug Policy Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization with over 24,000 members, an impressive set of board members, and a well attended annual conference. DPF believes that current drug policy is not working and favors alternatives to the current "war" on drugs. The Drug Policy Foundation favors a shift away from criminal justice policies and a shift toward public health approaches to drug use and abuse.

 

Drug Policy Alliance

Drug Policy Alliance

NB: On 01.Jul.2000 the Drug Policy Foundation and The Lindesmith Center merged to become The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation. Recently they have changed the name to Drug Policy Alliance and the URL to DrugPolicy.org. I have kept the old individual listings for historical purposes. All the links now go to DrugPolicy.org.

The Lindesmith Center (www.drugpolicy.org) and Drug Policy Foundation (www.dpf.org), two of the leading and largest drug policy reform organizations, merged on July 1, 2000. They subsequently change their name to the Drug Policy Alliance. Their goal is to strengthen the drug policy reform movement. They will continue to work closely with numerous other organizations involved in the emerging and critically important movement to provide rational alternatives to our current drug policies and treatment approaches that focus on minimizing the adverse effects of both drug use and drug prohibition. They will maintain offices in New York, San Francisco and Washington.

NB: See the individual listings of the predecessor organizations, also on this page.

 

DrugSense DrugSense

DrugSense

An information project designed to raise awareness about drug prohibition issues. The site also publishes a number of email newsletters.

 

DrugTexT

DrugTexT

DrugTexT is a not-for-profit foundation under Dutch law. It was the first major online drug policy library and is sponsored by the Foundation for Drug Policy & Human Rights in Amsterdam. The purpose of both DrugTexT and the Foundation on Drug Policy and Human Rights, is to promote the development and dissemination of knowledge, research, education, scholarship and international jurisprudence in the area of drug policy and human rights.

 

FAMM --- Families Against Mandatory Minimums

FAMM — Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (FAMM Foundation) is a national organization of citizens working to reform federal and state mandatory sentencing laws that remove judicial discretion. To ensure equity and fairness at all stages of the sentencing process, FAMM also works to improve sentencing guidelines. Formed in 1991, FAMM has 18,000 members and 25 volunteer-run chapters across the country. FAMM educates the public and policymakers about mandatory sentences through media outreach, grassroots campaigns, and direct action. FAMM does not argue that crime should go unpunished – but that the punishment should fit the crime.

 

Family Watch

Family Watch

Family Watch is a network of groups and individuals concerned about the impact of drug policy on families, women and children. The goals of the network are to increase communication, identify opportunities for collaboration and strengthen each of our voices by joining together in a call for change. Family Watch aims to push issues related to families, women and children to the forefront of the drug policy debate, and help create progressive policies which preserve the health and well-being of the family unit and each of its individual members, particularly the children.

 

FEAR --- Forfeiture Endangers American Rights

FEAR — Forfeiture endangers American Rights

Forfeiture endangers American Rights is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reform of federal and state asset forfeiture laws to restore due process and protect property rights in the forfeiture process. Active since 1992, FEAR's efforts most recently resulted in the Civil Asset Forfeiture Act of 2000, signed into law on 25.Apr.2000 and due to become effective 120 days later (23.Aug).

 

Harm Reduction Coalition

Harm Reduction Coalition

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) is committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and communities by initiating and promoting local, regional, and national harm reduction education, interventions, and community organizing. HRC fosters alternative models to conventional health and human services and drug treatment; challenges traditional client/provider relationships; and provides resources, educational materials, and support to health professionals and drug users in their communities to address drug-related harm. The Harm Reduction Coalition believes in every individual's right to health and well-being as well as in their competency to protect and help themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.

 

Housing Works

Housing Works

Over 30,000 New Yorkers with AIDS and HIV currently live in shelters, on the streets or in severely inadequate housing. Housing Works is a minority-controlled, community-based, not-for-profit corporation providing housing, health care, advocacy, job training, and vital supportive services to homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. Housing Works was founded in June 1990 as an outgrowth of the Housing Committee of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), to address the burgeoning crises of homelessness and AIDS, and to restore the fundamental human rights of homeless people with AIDS and HIV through innovative advocacy and direct service programs. When Housing Works was founded over a decade ago, there were fewer than 350 units of supportive housing for the estimated 30,000 homeless people with AIDS and HIV who were living in New York City. Today it is the nation's largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization.

 

Human Rights & the Drug War

Human Rights & the Drug War

HRDW is a multi-media project that combines the stories and photos of Drug War POWs with facts and figures about the US Drug War, to confront the conscience of the American people and encourage individuals to take action for social justice. The project includes museum quality exhibitions, art quality books, a slide show and an extensive web site.

 

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

In early 1995, Human Rights Watch began a multi-year Drugs and Human Rights Project to document and challenge human rights violations caused or exacerbated by efforts to curtail drug trafficking internationally as well as in the United States. Although Human Rights Watch takes no position on the merits of counternarcotics objectives, it insists that those objectives — like all national and international political goals — be pursued within the framework of internationally recognized human rights.

In July 1996, Human Rights Watch released Race and Drug Law enforcement in the State of Georgia. It was the first international human rights assessment of any anti-drug policies in the United States. The study statistically documented stark racial disproportions in the arrest and incarceration of Georgia's drug offenders, including:

  • Blacks were arrested for drug possession at rates greatly exceeding their estimated share of the total drug-using population; the arrest rate for whites was, conversely, much lower than their share of the drug-using population.
     
  • Black residents were arrested for cocaine-related offenses at seventeen times the rate of whites.
     
  • Blacks arrested for drug offenses were imprisoned at twice the rate of whites.
     
  • A black eligible for a life sentence for drug offenses was five times more likely to receive it than an eligible white; as a consequence blacks received 98 percent of the life sentences imposed for drug offenses.

 

Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party

At its 1998 national conference in Washington, DC, America's third largest political party formally embraced drug reform as part of its platform.

 

The Lindesmith Center

The Lindesmith Center

NB: On 01.Jul.2000 the Drug Policy Foundation and The Lindesmith Center merged to become The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation. Recently they have changed the name to Drug Policy Alliance and the URL to DrugPolicy.org. I have kept the old individual listings for historical purposes. All the links now go to DrugPolicy.org.

The Lindesmith Center is a drug policy research institute. This site features a searchable database of thousands of library documents from both academic and popular literature focusing on drug policy from economic, criminal justice, and public health perspectives, and a subject index of full-text materials online. It also hosts an ongoing seminar series and sends out mailings regarding upcoming events and publications via both email and smail.

 

The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation

The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation

NB: On 01.Jul.2000 the Drug Policy Foundation and The Lindesmith Center merged to become The Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation. Recently they have changed the name to Drug Policy Alliance and the URL to DrugPolicy.org. I have kept the old individual listings for historical purposes. All the links now go to DrugPolicy.org.

The Lindesmith Center (www.drugpolicy.org) and Drug Policy Foundation (www.dpf.org), two of the leading and largest drug policy reform organizations, merged on July 1, 2000. Their goal is to strengthen the drug policy reform movement. They will continue to work closely with numerous other organizations involved in the emerging and critically important movement to provide rational alternatives to our current drug policies and treatment approaches that focus on minimizing the adverse effects of both drug use and drug prohibition. They will maintain offices in New York, San Francisco and Washington. They are searching for a new name and welcome suggestions, however, temporarily, they will use the combined names of our existing organizations; The Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation. Volunteers are periodically needed in each of our offices. If interested, you may email them at jirwin@sorosny.org.

NB: See the individual listings of the predecessor organizations, also on this page.

 

MPP --- Marijuana Policy Project

MPP — Marijuana Policy Project

On January 25, 1995, Robert Kampia and Chuck Thomas incorporated the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) as a not-for-profit organization in the District of Columbia. MPP's mission is to provide the marijuana law-reform movement with full-time, organized lobbying on the federal level. MPP is unique in that it is the only organization that is solely concerned with lobbying to reform the marijuana laws on the federal level. Other marijuana policy organizations are registered with the IRS as nonprofit educational organizations or foundations, which means that they are permitted to spend only a small amount of time and resources on direct and grassroots lobbying. MPP is applying for 501(c)(4) tax status with the IRS so that its lobbying activities can be unlimited.

 

MAP --- Media Awareness Project

MAP — Media Awareness Project

The Media Awareness Project is an Internet-based worldwide network of volunteers focusing on letters to the editor and tracking news coverage of drug policy. MAP grew out of efforts taking place on DRCNet's discussion groups and is now an independent project. MAP aims to impact public opinion, and especially media coverage, on public policy related to drugs and to create a more balanced view regarding our drug policies. The objective is the dissemination of honest, accurate, information on all aspects of drug policy, including alternatives to the criminal justice/prosecution/interdiction model.

 

Methadone Watchdog
Methadone Watchdog
Methadone Watchdog

Methadone Watchdog

This site is a resource for fighting Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program clinic abuses and advancing issues important to the emerging community of methadone patients. It hopes to change the degrading, petty and unfair policies in place at many of the clinics in the United States. By exposing the humiliating, degrading and dehumanizing treatment that some have to endure to obtain life-saving medication — methadone — it hopes to force a change of MMTP rules, regulations and policies.

 

MAMA --- Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse

MAMA — Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse

In 1982, seven women met in a mountain cabin outside of Mosier, Oregon. They were concerned about the harm caused by the misuse and abuse of all drugs. Frustrated by the emotional, narrow focus on illegal drugs by existing parents' groups and the government, they felt a need to address the broader issues of drug policy. Together, these women created the concept of what was to become known as Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse (MAMA), whose approach is based on personal responsibility and informed decision making, with respect for human dignity.

 

MAPS --- Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

MAPS — Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a membership-based not-for-profit research and educational organization. It assists scientists to design, fund, obtain approval for and report on studies into the healing and spiritual potentials of MDMA, psychedelic drugs and marijuana. MAPS' goal is to use the data generated from scientific research to develop these drugs into prescription medicines.

 

NAMA --- National Alliance Of Methadone Advocates

NAMA — National Alliance Of Methadone Advocates

NAMA is an organization composed of methadone maintenance patients and supporters of quality methadone maintenance treatment. NAMA has thousands of supporters worldwide, and chapters in many localities. NAMA's primary objective is to advocate for the patient in treatment by destigmatizing and empowering methadone patients. First and foremost, NAMA confronts the negative stereotypes that impact on the self esteem and worth of many methadone patients with a powerful affirmation of pride and unity.

 

National Drug Strategy Network

National Drug Strategy Network

The National Drug Strategy Network is working for effective approaches to address the world's many drug problems by sharing accurate and up-to-date information about the many developments that affect drug strategy. NDSN is made up of individuals and organizations around the world, and is supported by the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, a privately funded, not-for-profit educational charity that endorses policies that promote solutions to problems facing the criminal justice system. NDSN is an information sharing network which seeks to provide complete and up-to-date information about current events regarding drug issues. NDSN does not take any official positions on policy matters, and does not lobby or testify before Congress. Membership in the NDSN is not an endorsement of any position. NDSN is concerned about all aspects of the drug problem — illegal and legal drugs of all kinds; international, U.S., state and local developments; law enforcement; drug treatment; developments in the courts; conditions in the prisons; HIV and AIDS; medical marijuana; acupuncture — the entire spectrum of issues related to drug policy.

 

NORML --- National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

NORML — National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Since its founding in 1970, NORML has been the principal national advocate for legalizing marijuana. During the 1970s, NORML led the successful efforts to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses in 11 states and significantly lower penalties in all others. Though the decriminalization movement eventually fell victim to the "war on drugs," NORML has remained the nation's principal organization dedicated to ending marijuana prohibition. Today NORML serves as an informational resource to the national media on marijuana-related stories; lobbies state and federal legislators to permit the medical use of marijuana and to reject recent attempts to treat minor marijuana offenses more harshly; and serves as the umbrella group for a national network of citizen activists committed to ending marijuana prohibition.

 

NASEN --- North American Syringe Exchange Network

NASeN — North American Syringe exchange Network

NASeN is dedicated to the creation, expansion and continued existence of syringe exchange programs as a proven method of stopping the transmission of blood borne pathogens in the injecting drug using community.

 

The November Coalition

The November Coalition

The November Coalition is a growing body of citizens whose lives have been gravely affected by our government's present drug policy. They are drug war prisoners, their loved ones and others who believe that our present course of war in America has a price that we cannot afford to pay. Their goal is to make their voice heard, to expose the folly of America's War on Drugs, and to demand change. They are encouraged by the scores of federal Judges, physicians, law enforcement officers, lawyers, mayors, governors, educators and legislators who have become outspoken critics of our country's current policy.

 

The Partnership for Responsible Drug Information

Partnership for Responsible Drug Information

PRDI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit association of professionals, including attorneys, physicians, biochemists, economists, accountants, sociologists, psychologists, and business leaders. PRDI seeks to enable the democratic process to develop more effective and humane drug policies. It promotes open, honest, and well-informed discussion of drug issues among "opinion-makers"—educated leaders and professionals, especially in the media. PRDI advocates no particular drug control policy. Instead, it insists that drug policy must be developed by rational procedures consistent with American democratic ideals.

 

Think for Yourself

Think For Yourself

Think for Yourself is a reading room on drug prohibition.  The late Jim Rosenfield started Think for Yourself, in 1992, to present the voices dissenting from the majority official view, that we must suppress the use of drugs by criminalizing drugs users and trade in drugs. The World Wide Web makes it possible to present this material to all who are concerned. Jim Rosenfield was first involved with the internet in 1980, when he used usenet bulletin boards to build volunteer activities for The Hunger Project. (For info on Jim Rosenfield see this biography and also this eulogy.)

 

United States Sentencing Commission

United States Sentencing Commission

The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government. Its principal purposes are: (1) to establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes; (2) to advise and assist Congress and the executive branch in the development of effective and efficient crime policy; and (3) to collect, analyze, research, and distribute a broad array of information on federal crime and sentencing issues, serving as an information resource for Congress, the executive branch, the courts, criminal justice practitioners, the academic community, and the public.

 

Voluntary Committee of Lawyers

Voluntary Committee of Lawyers

The VCL is an association of lawyers and judges sharing strong misgivings about the wisdom and consequences of America's perpetual drug war. While favoring no specific drug control policies, the VCL seeks to promote, within the legal profession and beyond it, informed and honest discussion about the objectives of the drug war and its costs to our cherished institutions of liberty and justice. The VCL is modeled after a group of the same name which played a leading role in the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933. VCL members see in modern drug prohibition many of the same harmful and unintended consequences occasioned by alcohol prohibition. Like their predecessors, VCL seeks to work quietly through bar association committees, encouraging study and discussion of drug policy, especially its impact on criminal justice and Constitutional law. VCL is affiliated and cooperates with the Partnership for Responsible Drug Information and Scientists and Physicians for Responsible Drug education.

 


State and Local Organizations

Drug Policy Forum of California

Drug Policy Forum of California

A minimal website with links to other states, a private mailing list, a link to the MPP database for information about California, etc.

 

Drug Policy Forum of Hawai'i

Drug Policy Forum of Hawai'i

The Drug Policy Forum of Hawai'i is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1993 to encourage the development of effective drug policies that minimize economic, social, and human costs, and to promote the consideration of pragmatic approaches to drug policy based on: (a) scientific principles, (b) effective outcomes, (c) public-health considerations, (d) concern for human dignity and (e) enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities.

 

Drug Policy Forum of Texas

Drug Policy Forum of Texas

Drug Policy Forum of Texas (DPFT) helps the public educate itself through the distribution of information and educational materials. It helps civic groups through speeches and discussion groups focused on any facet of drug policy. It works with the media to increase the accuracy and amount of information that is relayed to the public. It answers questions from anyone by phone, fax or email, and anyone may receive their fax news letter at no charge, simply by asking to be included. It works with legislators to increase their knowledge of legislative proposals for reform around the country and of the pertinent facts. Finally, DPFT serves as a focal point, providing those who believe reform is called for with a way to unite with others of similar beliefs; a way to help translate those beliefs into political reality.

 

Drug Policy Forum of Wisconsin

Drug Policy Forum of Wisconsin

The Drug Policy Forum of Wisconsin is a virtual organization consisting of a diverse group of activists from all over Wisconsin who understand that the so-called "war on drugs" is a failure and that it is time to adopt a more humane approach to drug policies. While the emphasis of DPFWI is on cannabis, particularly of the medicinal variety, all areas of drug policy reform are represented.

 

New Mexico Drug Policy Foundation

New Mexico Drug Policy Foundation

The New Mexico Drug Policy Foundation is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1996 to establish and maintain an educational forum providing accurate information on drugs and drug control social policy to policy makers, political leaders, health and legal professionals, educators, business leaders, families, and young people of New Mexico. NMDPF advocates a safe forum for rational discussion and debate addressing current and alternative drug policies and their impact on our citizens, families, and communities.

 

New Zealand Drug Foundation

New Zealand Drug Foundation

The New Zealand Drug Foundation was established in 1990 as an independent organization with charitable trust status. The Foundation's objective is minimizing drug related harm. This includes harm caused by legal drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, as well as illegal drugs, such as cannabis. The Foundation's role is to promote co-ordination, consultation and co-operation among non-governmental organizations, to provide a contact point for the New Zealand Government and non-governmental organizations working in the area, and to provide a center for valid and reliable information for organizations and individuals. With over one hundred and forty member organizations, the Foundation is ideally placed to carry out this role. Most of its members are organizations working in the health or education sectors.

 

ReconsiDer

ReconsiDer

ReconsiDer began in Syracuse, New York in 1992. It is a non-partisan, grassroots membership organization that works by consensus and through the volunteer efforts and contributions of our members. It is structured as a New York 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. The unifying belief, that the war on drugs has failed, grounds our fundamental purposes: to effect substantial change in United States drug policy; to promote, support, and engage in open discussion of alternatives to the War on Drugs, to form numerous chapters that challenge citizens and local political leaders to rethink drug policies; and to help enact pragmatic legislation that reduces harm and preserves liberties.

 

Virginians Against Drug Violence

Virginians Against Drug Violence

Virginians Against Drug Violence {VADV} is a voluntary, grassroots association of persons who participate in activities directed at ending the drug war in Virginia. VADV believes prohibition is a failed concept that encourages imprisonment and other dehumanizing acts which are not good ways to achieve temperance and cause great harm.

 


Websites for Individual Drug Prisoners

Free Amy Pofahl!

Free Amy Pofahl!

Amy's case was featured case in the Jun.1999 issue of Glamour magazine. " Jailed Unjustly: Does This Woman Deserve to Be Locked Up for 24 Years?"

She received 24 years. Her husband, who was the actual criminal in this case, received a sentence of 6, did 4, and has returned to society.

 

The Kemba Smith Justice Project

The Kemba Smith Justice Project

The mission of the The Kemba Smith Justice Project is to create public awareness and activate grassroots initiatives to ensure that the injustice of this particular case assumes visibility to increase outrage about the conduct of the federal justice and drug enforcement officials who used her as a "political scapegoat". The ultimate aim is to free Kemba Smith. Kemba pled guilty to drug conspiracy charges which did not include direct use or distribution and was sentenced to 24-1/2 years in federal prison. See also this page at the Human Rights and the Drug War site.

 

Health On the Net Foundation HONcode Principles Certificate 885223

This site subscribes to the HONcode principles of the Health On the Net Foundation

Certified Medinex Health Site

This site was a Medinex Certified Health Site and subscribed to the Medinex Code of ethics.

[NB: These links point to an archive of the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the
Internet Archive Wayback Machine. The assets of Medinex were sold in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale in March 2003. The future of the Medinex certification and code of ethics program is uncertain at this time but it is unlikely to continue. I maintain this information for reference.]

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