Drug Policy Reform

Mass incarceration and conflicts among police and citizens are fueled largely by the “War on Drugs,” which has simultaneously contributed to poverty and devastated families and poor and minority communities for decades. Four states and the District of Columbia have voted to legalize marijuana since 2012, and a bill or ballot initiative proposing marijuana reform is coming soon to a state near you. The JCPA is voting on a policy that would bring the Jewish community voice to the table for this important national discussion. Learn more about the harmful effects of criminalization of drug use, the racially disproportionate impacts on our communities, and the fast-changing landscape of policy reform in this area. Speakers: Hanna Dershowitz, Angelyn Frazer–Giles, Ethan Nadelmann