As the graphic above suggests, drug policy is a complex issue that touches the lives of nearly everyone in one way or another. Perhaps that explains why most of us have strong opinions about illegal drugs, addiction, gangs and violence. But opinions may not translate into reasonable, compassionate or equitable policy. At MATV we believe that a critical first step in rethinking drug policy involves education.
“It is difficult to get a man
something when his salary depends upon
his not understanding it”
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Our drug policy is a problem. Can’t we talk about it? MATV’s Drug Policy Discussion groups facilitate the exchange of information and encourage individuals to develop informed opinions about the issue.Contact Us for meeting dates and times.
House Party with a Purpose
MATV’s house parties are a fun-filled way to get people together and learn about drug policy. Guests not only have a good time, but they also appreciate receiving valuable information about an issue that seldom receives balanced coverage in the media. There is no hard selling. We offer “opportunities” and privileges”. We also play a game that graphically illustrates the impact of the drug war on certain communities. And party guests respond enthusiastically.
The host invites guests, and serves light refreshments…We do the rest.
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MATV’s three drug policy councils focus on Prevention; Public Health: and Criminal Justice. Each council is composed of leading professionals, educators, activists and students who bring research, analysis, best practices and legislative action to the drug policy conversation. Councils may convene town hall meetings and other public forums and engage the media to facilitate public education and advocacy for reform.