“DrugSense is an award winning (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1995 to inform citizens and encourage involvement in drug policy reform. It has developed a number of projects and services that have become a foundation for drug policy reform. The Media Awareness Project (MAP) Drug News Archive encourages unbiased media coverage, online media activism and a drug policy research tool. Drug Policy Central’s Web-based services provides subsidized technical services for drug policy organizations organization to empower their members to organize and share information and resources. DrugSense operates behind the scenes to keep the reform community and the public engaged in our collective mission: ending drug prohibition.” — http://www.drugsense.org
One of the most striking aspects on the homepage of the DrugSense website is the Drug War Clock. This simple graphic shows how much money is being spent on the war on drugs at the state and federal level. And it shows how many people have been arrested this year to date on drug charges, figures derived from the US government’s own statistics.
DrugSense has links to the latest relevant news and editorials on their homepage, a good reminder that people can be informed and get involved in the drug law reform movement. DrugSense also has the Media Awareness Project, or MAP, that is, “A worldwide network dedicated to drug policy reform. We inform public opinion and promote balanced media coverage.” MAP is a clearinghouse for news and opinion pieces from all over the world. If you are looking for news about anything related to drug law and policy, or data to back up a position, that information is probably found on the searchable MAP website at http://mapinc.org.