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Today marks the 40th anniversary of Nixon's initiation of the war on drugs. We meet today in front of the White House, where President Nixon publicly initiated this policy, to remember those who have since been victimized by detrimental drug laws. While tragedies from drug prohibition continue to flow across the region – untreated addiction, overdoses, infections, violence, incarceration, abandonment, unemployment, disenfranchisement, etc. -- we come together to call for a major policy shift from criminalization to regard drug use and abuse as health issues. Pleasejoin us in solemn recognition of those who have been harmed by our drug policies. Today we stand together for a more humane, just, and evidence-based approach to drug control. For more information on how to get involved in the movement to

Kellen Russoniello President, George Washington Univ. Law School Students for Drug Law Reform Rev. Graylan S. Hagler Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational UCCChurch Hon. Cheye Calvo Mayor, Berwyn Heights, MD Beth Curtis Life for Pot Daniel Pacheco Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Colombia Diane Fornbacher November Coalition / NORMLWomen’s Alliance Jim Miller Husband of deceasedmedical marijuana patient, Cheryl Miller Maj. Neill Franklin, Maryland State Police (Ret.) Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition


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DC Vigil For the Victims of the Drug War on the Drug War's 40th Anniversary