Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative

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The Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative, or IDPI, is a Washington, DC, area based non-profit organization that works to organize religious leaders around drug policy reform based on principles of compassion, morality, and community involvement.

Mission statement[edit]

“The purpose for which this non-profit corporation is formed is to organize people of faith to promote drug policy reform; i.e., moving from prohibition laws toward reasonable and compassionate drug regulation, education and treatment.”[1]


IDPI focuses its federal work on three main issues:

IDPI also works on individual state issues such as promoting ballot initiatives and facilitating educational campaigns like Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

History and leadership[edit]

IDPI was founded in November 2003 by Marijuana Policy Project co-founder Charles (Chuck) Thomas, who is the current executive director.

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