Green Party on Drugs

Party Platform


End war on drugs: for legalization, treatment of abuse

Greens call for an end to the "war on drugs", legalization of drugs and for treating drug abuse as a health issue. The "war on drugs" has been an ill-conceived program that has wasted billions of dollars misdirecting law enforcement resources away from apprehending and prosecuting violent criminals, while crowding our prisons with non-violent drug offenders and disproportionately criminalizing youth of color.
Source: Green Party Platform at 2020 Green National Convention , Jul 9, 2020

Nation is waking up to the end of the war on marijuana

The silence on the illegal mass spying on Americans by the NSA, and no doubt the CIA and other intelligence agencies, was deafening. The lack of discussion about the legality of the drone program showed once again the U.S. is a nation that violates the law rather than abides by it. The failure to discuss the mistaken mass incarceration that is so racially disproportionate was a missed opportunity as the nation is waking up to the end of the war on marijuana.
Source: Green Party response to 2014 State of the Union , Jan 30, 2014

Cannabis/Hemp is to be legalized

Cannabis/Hemp is to be legalized, regulated and controlled like cigarettes and alcohol. Until this happens we advocate that medical marijuana be made a prescription drug that doctors may prescribe to their patients.
Source: 2008 Green Party Platform from 2008 Chicago Convention , Jul 13, 2008

More drug counseling & treatment

Source: Green Party Platform, at 2000 National Convention , Jun 25, 2000

Replace Drug War with treatment and alternative sentencing

Source: Green Party Platform, at 2000 National Convention , Jun 25, 2000

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