Vision: DPA envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. 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.
Impact: DPA is leading the fight to reduce the death, disease, crime and suffering associated with both drug use and drug prohibition. DPA has been at the forefront of most, major drug sentencing reforms over the past two decades. DPA has also played a pivotal role in roughly half of the campaigns that have legalized medical marijuana in the U.S.