100 Years of Drug WarDecember 17, 2014 will mark 100 years since the passage of the Harrison Narcotics Act, the first far ranging law of drug prohibition. In recognition of this century of drug prohibition, a coalition of organizations will gather at county courthouses around the nation on that date to call for an end to the draconian methodology of drug war.
Criminal Defense Attorney organizations from around the nation will stand with representatives of the following organizations:
We must recognize that the drug war empowers our terrorist enemies, enriches barbarous Latin cartels and has given reason for existence to tens of thousands of violent US gangs and yet has never stopped even one determined child from getting their hands on their drug of choice. These organizations seek a new paradigm, a new process wherein drug users are no longer arrested for possessing minor amounts of drugs and wherein compassion, education and acceptance replace arrests, mandatory minimums and lifelong stigma.
We ask that you and your organizations gather at your local courthouse at noon on Wednesday, December 17th to challenge and hopefully overturn the hysterical logic of demonization and “tough” on drugs.