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Local and State Ballot Initiatives

The War on Drugs that has been waged for more than 50 years in the United States has led us to incarcerate more people than any other nation in the world. Our drug laws have produced profoundly unequal outcomes for people of color in particular. In recent years, it has become clear that Americans of all political persuasions are in favor of reforming our highly punitive drug laws. Unfortunately, a gap continues to exist between the views of most citizens on drug policy and the elected officials that are supposed to represent them. In this context, citizen driven ballot initiatives are one of the most effective tools for ensuring that the views of citizens on drug policy are properly represented in public policy. We work with the organizers of local and state ballot initiatives that aim to decriminalize cannabis or psychedelics. We help these groups with campaign strategy, organizing, navigating legal requirements, fundraising, generating awareness and provide other forms of support that help enable the success of these initiatives.