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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

“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.”Template:Ref


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

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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