Religious Declaration for New Drug Policy

As voices of faith, we call for an end to the War on Drugs which the United States has waged, at home and abroad, for over 47 years. This War has failed to achieve its stated objectives; deepened divisions between rich and poor, black, white, and brown; squandered over one trillion dollars; and turned our country into a “prisoner” nation.

Background and Perspective

Over 2.1 million people are now incarcerated in the US, more than any other nation on the planet, including Russia, South Africa, and China.

The U.S. to an alarming degree manifests, as theologian Richard Snyder reminds us, a “culture of punishment.”

The U.S. to an alarming degree manifests as a “culture of punishment.”Theologian Richard Snyder

Weapons of punishment include a federal budget of over $215 billion for prisons, police and courts; mandatory minimum sentencing; seizures of property by law enforcement without due process; indiscriminate, and highly discriminatory, police sweeps as attempts to tamp down entire neighborhoods; and the privatizing of prisons. The ideology of this War is now embedded in our institutions of law enforcement and abetted politicians who fear being labeled soft on crime.

The War on Drugs when it was conceived in 1971 sought to conflate race and crime in the public mind for political purposes. This has worked. Even though drug use is roughly equivalent across ethnic groups, the vast proportion of those in jail are people of color. In 2006, one in every 15 black men was behind bars and one in every 34 Latino men, compared to one in 104 white men. As a result, young black men in most states are more likely to go to prison than college.

Faith Concerns

A spirit of punishment has been embedded in the national psyche since the earliest days of our nation. This theology of punishment is wrong and must be reversed.

Law serves many important functions. It keeps us from harming each other. But punishment in the hands of the criminal justice system to instruct personal morality results in arrests that brand people for life, even for minor possible offenses. It separates us from each other, and marginalizes individuals, most often people of color.

As clergy who oppose institutional racism, we have more than ample reason to seek alternatives to this Drug War on grounds of injustice. But our faith should take us even deeper. It should cause us to reject its very premise, based on our religious principles of compassion, healing, forgiveness, reconciliation, and love.

Recommendations and Next Steps

Specifically, we urge adoption of the following recommendations and next steps:

  • Expand diversion programs that offer education and treatment as an alternative to prison for those with substance use disorders.
  • Promote harm reduction programs that protect individuals who chose to use drugs.
  • Reduce collateral consequences, including restoration of eligibility for housing, food stamps, education grants, and other supports for those seeking to rebuild their lives after a conviction for low-level drug use.
  • Eliminate at the state and federal levels mandatory minimum sentences for drug possession.
  • Support clemency for individuals sentenced under prior drug laws that would not be found guilty under present law.
  • Pass medical cannabis in those states beyond the 29 that have already done so.
  • Review at the national level models in other countries, including Portugal, that have decriminalized the possession of all drugs; and develop pilot projects to test this model.
  • Pass either decriminalization, or taxation and regulation, of cannabis at the state level.
  • Revise forfeiture laws that enable police to seize property of those accused but not convicted of drug law violation.

We declare our support for these recommendations and next steps, with the collective purpose of seeking an end to the failed War on Drugs and advancing a paradigm of “health not punishment” in our society.

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Kwwame Abayomi DC UMOJA Village, Inc. CEO 2/18/2017
Ron Abbott NV Chapel Of Light Ministries, Inc. President/Presiding Chaplain Ordained 5/5/2017
Trudee Able MN 2/18/2017
Warren Adams-Ockrassa AZ 2/18/2017
Nina Adkins-Kruzan TX 2/18/2017
Mark Agini IL Libertarian Party of IL Reverend 2/18/2017
Gaylon Alcaraz IL 2/18/2017
Marie Alford-Harkey Alford-Harkey CT Clergy 3/31/2017
Pablo Alfredo Paiz NM Universal Life Church 2/18/2017
Jodi Allbritton MS 2/18/2017
Katy Allen MA Ma'yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope Rabbi 3/28/2017
Austin Allen IL 6/28/2018
Justin Alpert NJ Escher Alpert PC Attorney 10/6/2017
Eric Anderson CA 3/9/2017
Anette Anderson TX 3/8/2017
Jerry Andeson MN 3/9/2017
Thelma Andrews IL Rainbow Push Member 6/8/2017
Beth Babbitt Borst IL 2/18/2017
Robin Bacon Hoffman NJ Chaplain 2/18/2017
Harold Scott Baker AL Lords Acre's 2/18/2017
Sallie Baker CO South Park Community Church Member, Former Elder, Presbyterian Church USA 2/18/2017
Alli Baker IL Wellington Avenue UCC Co-Pastor 2/18/2017
Joseph Baldi CA Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, LEAP 2/24/2017
Amber Baldwin TX 10/8/2017
Steve Balkin IL Roosevelt University 2/24/2017
Brice H. Balmer IN 3/8/2017
D. Bannister IL 2/18/2017
Steven Barber MS Presbyterian Church, USA 2/18/2017
Sylvia Barber OR 5/28/2017
Lee Barker IL 3/9/2017
Amy Barlow Liberatore WI 3/8/2017
Stuart Barnes Jamieson IL 2/18/2017
Jennifer Barth IN 2/18/2017
Melissa Bartholomew MA 2/18/2017
David Bartlett CT 4/7/2017
Taylor Bassalay AZ 11/21/2017
Christopher Beall NJ UCC 2/18/2017
Patrick Beaulier VA 9/25/2018
Darby Beck 3/31/2017
Dean Becker TX 1948; Drug Truth Network Retired 6/12/2017
William Beckwith MS 2/18/2017
Todd Belcore IL 2/18/2017
William Bell IL 2/24/2017
sylvie bendier IL 9/1/2018
Shawn Berkebile PA St John's Lutheran Church Pastor 5/22/2017
Carol Beyer NJ Families for Sensible Drug Policy 2/18/2017
Michele Biancaniello VA 2/18/2017
Clayton Biggs TN Church of the Rock Evangelist 10/22/2017
Robert Blanchard TX 10/13/2017
Annette Blankenship VA 2/18/2017
Deborah Bohne TX 3/9/2017
Eugene Bolton TN Swag Weddings 2/18/2017
Lady Rowan Boots IL The Temple of Sanctuary High Priestess/Herbalists 9/2/2017
Arjen Bosma MI Universal Intentional Organization 2/18/2017
Todd Botts OK 2/24/2017
Mark Boyea NJ First Congregational Church UCC – Westfield, NJ Senior Minister 2/18/2017
Michael Boyles IN Austin's Hope Director 11/7/2017
Laura Bradford Walker IL Evergreen Park Ministry Pastoral Counselor 2/18/2017
Tina Bradley AL 2/18/2017
Elizabeth Bradner IL Live without weapons, Evrefugee Help, omen's Group 2/18/2017
Debbie Branch TX 8/14/2018
Marge Brando WA The Olympic Beacon Group 2/18/2017
Nancy Brandt IL St Pauls UCC – Chicago Lay Leader 2/18/2017
Eric Brandt CO Survive Bad Cops 2/18/2017
Lori Brannon OH 3/9/2017
Austin Bratton ID 2/18/2017
Areanne Breedlove CO 2/18/2017
Kyle Brikemeyer MN 2/18/2017
Kimberly Brinkmann MO United Church of Christ Solo Pastor 10/19/2017
Bradley Brockmann RI MDiv. Episcopal Divinity School 3/14/2017
Rebecca Brodie MA Brodie For Sheriff 2/18/2017
Jason Brokas AZ 3/13/2017
Kim Brown IA Quad Cities Harm Reduction President/ RN 6/5/2018
Meghan Brown IL 4/9/2018
Darrell Brown MI 3/9/2017
Gregg Brown OK 2/18/2017
Angela Brown TN 4/27/2017
Karen Bryne DC United Church of Christ Reverend 2/18/2017
Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy NH First Church Congregational Senior Pastor 5/11/2017
Elizabeth Bueschel NM 3/9/2017
David Bueschel NM 2/18/2017
Carol Ann Bullard MI Trinity Episcopal Church Interim rector 4/27/2017
Stephen Bullock WY 7/12/2017
Pat Bumgardner NY Metropolitian Community Churches Senior Pastor 2/18/2017
Jason Bunch TX 3/9/2017
Samantha Burcham MD 12/5/2017
Woodrow Burchett IN Semi Retired Pastor 10/21/2017
Julia Burkey CT United Church of Christ 3/14/2017
Jon Burnham TX 3/9/2017
Grace Burson NH 5/11/2017
Randay Bush PA East Liberty Presbyterian Church 2/18/2017
Nathan Busker PA Ponds Reformed Church 2/18/2017
Randall Butler WA Independent Home Church 2/18/2017
kathryn butterfly-biles AR 9/15/2017
Thomas Byrne SC 8/20/2018
Michael Byrum TX 2/18/2017
Julie Caise IL 2/18/2017
Patricia Callaghan MT ELCA 2/18/2017
Stanley Campbell IL Rockford Urban Ministries 1/4/2018
Finley Campbell IL 12/17/2017
Patricia Campbell IL 3/10/2017
Patricia Cancelli NJ Holy Rosary Lay Dominicans 2/24/2017
Anita Cantrell-Davis GA Non-Denominational & Counseling Solutions of Chatsworth 2/18/2017
Margie Caraballo IA 6/6/2018
David Carter KS 2/18/2017
Randy Carter TX 2/18/2017
Kathryn Cartledge NC Land of the Sky UCC Retired 2/18/2017
Laura Cash OH 2/24/2017
Neal Catlett KY Minister? 11/20/2017
Jac Charlier IL Director of Consulting and Training 2/28/2017
Lee Cheek MA Licensed Lay Preacher (non-ordained) Grace Episcopal, Great Barrington, MA 3/6/2017
John Childress TX 3/9/2017
Erik Christensen IL St. Lukes Lutheran Church of Logan Square Pastor 2/18/2017
Tim Christie MI 2/23/2017
WT Clark SC Southern Baptist 2/18/2017
Bob Clarke WI All Saints Episcopal Cathedral Lay Minister LCMS/ News editor 4/4/2017
Robert Clarke WI Retired opioid addiction clinic 7/3/2017
Steve Clement NY Roosevelt University 2/18/2017
Darin Collins RI American Baptist Churches U.S.A. 3/14/2017
Scott Collins NE Universal Life Church 2/18/2017
Keith Collins IL 2/24/2017
James Colvin NC Pastoral Counselor 2/18/2017
Joshua Conder KY 3/9/2017
Michael Conforti IL 3/9/2017
Jim Conn CA United Methodist Church Retired Minister 2/18/2017
Corey Connor MD Hieronymous House Pastor 2/18/2017
Kimberley Connors PA ARCA Addiction & Recovery Community Advocates mother of an addict 3/25/2018
Richard/Nan Conser 2/18/2017
Laura Cooner AL 2/18/2017
Andrew Cordas OH 2/18/2017
the Reverend Diane Corlett NC Episcopal church 2/18/2017
Nicholas Costa CA 2/18/2017
Adam Cottle PA 1/17/2018
Jason Coulter IL Ravenswood UCC Pastor 2/24/2017
Jamie Crawford TX Project Manager 4/6/2017
Dolores Cross IL 12/17/2017
Cathy Cross IN 3/8/2017
Deron Cundiff CA 5/5/2017
Chuck Currie OR Pacific University University Chaplain and Director of the Center for Peace and Spirituality 7/24/2018
Chuck Currie OR Pacific University University Chaplain and Director of the Center for Peace and Spirituality 2/2/2018
Daniel Dale IL Wellington Avenue UCC Reverend 2/18/2017
Susan Damon MI 2/24/2017
Jeffrey Danks FL 10/13/2017
Roger Dart IL Congregational Church in Deerfield UCC Associate Pastor for Justice and Witness 2/18/2017
Vivian Davidson GA 8/5/2018
Bette Davis TX Inmate Sharing Ministry Advocates for Prison Reform 2/18/2017
Daniel De Shane IL 6/6/2018
Don Decours IL 7/8/2017
Donald DeJesus CT 3/9/2017
Tom Demmer IL Illinois House of Representatives 9/22/2017
Brett Denbow MO 2/18/2017
Steven Derrick NV my journey home 2/24/2017
Daniel DeShane 6/6/2018
Sandra Ruth DeWys MI 2/18/2017
Rosalind Diana NJ 8/15/2017
Shannon C. Dickens IL 3/10/2017
Tyson Dodge BC 2/18/2017
Katie Dohr IL 2/18/2017
Kaitlyn Dooris CA 1/20/2018
jason dotson VA 2/28/2018
Mia Douglas CT 4/7/2017
Jason Draper NC 2/18/2017
Stephanie Dreher MS Mississippi Alliance for Cannabis 2/24/2017
Dennis Duell NY Shaman 10/18/2017
Kimetha Dunn IL 2/18/2017
Richard Durance IL University Church 2/18/2017
Michael Durst MD United Church of Christ Minister 2/18/2017
Bernard Dyme IL Perspectives LTD President and CEO 2/24/2017
Gene Dyszlewski RI 3/9/2017
Jolene Edwards CA Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Visalia CA 2/18/2017
Jason Elam AL Revolution Church Senior Pastor 6/28/2017
Amy Elkins WA 3/8/2017
Russell Elleven TX Westside UU Church (Ft Worth, TX) Minister Emeritus 5/21/2018
Dorothy Emerson MA 3/9/2017
Eileen Epperson CT 4/7/2017
Tony Espinos TX 3/10/2017
Robert Etemadi CA 2/24/2017
Kyler Evans OH 6/28/2018
Noah Evans OH 2/18/2017
David Evans OR 2/18/2017
E. Garnet Fay IL Illinois Conference of Churches; Chicago Friends Meeting (Quakers); Chicago Bar Association Chair of Public Policy; Presiding Clerk; Member 10/30/2017
Diane Ferguson MI 2/18/2017
Christine Ferry IL 2/18/2017
Zecharayah Five TX 3/10/2017
Paul Flatt ID 3/10/2017
Frank Fleischer OH Coming Together of Stark county Co chair criminal judicial reform committee 4/30/2018
Peter Fleming FL Mr 9/7/2018
Sol Flores IL 2/26/2018
Jerrold Foltz VA Wellspring United Church of Christ, Centreville, Virginia Pastor Emeritus 2/18/2017
Susan Foran IL Grace Lutheran Church Elder 2/18/2017
Dan Foran IL 2/18/2017
Tenral Fred Forsyth NY 3/10/2017
Amy Fosdick IL 5/26/2017
Major Neill Franklin MD LEAP Executive Director 2/18/2017
Jim Frederiksen IL 9/22/2017
Mariah Freeman VA Teen Challenge 2/18/2017
Gary Fulgham CA 11/4/2017
Thomas Fullerton TX 2/18/2017
Carolyn Fure-Slocum MN Carleton College Chaplain 2/18/2017
Tosha Gall NE 2/18/2017
Danny Gallaudet ME Retired School Superintendent 2/18/2017
Mark Gamble KY First Cannabis Church of Kentucky 2/18/2017
Franklin Gamwell IL 2/18/2017
Edubijen Garcia WY 6/10/2017
Calvin F. Gatch jr IA 3/8/2017
Brian Gaughan IL Law Enforcement Action Partnership 4/12/2017
Michael Gayman IA 6/6/2018
Jonah Geffen NY 2/18/2017
Samuel Gibb IL First Presbyterian church Pastor 10/26/2017
Heather Gibson R.E.A.C.H. for Tomorrow 3/8/2018
Charles Gibson TN 3/8/2017
James E. Gierach IL 3/9/2017
Douglas Gilbert KS Crossroads United Methodist Church Assistant Pastor 10/12/2017
Lysia Gilmore TX 2/18/2017
John Gleason AZ 2/24/2017
Miles Goff NY Judson Memorial Church Staff 8/29/2017
A'Esha Goins TX Greenbridge Consulting 8/14/2018
Shira Goldberg CA Goldberg Sober Coaching ; The Addiction Show Magazine Clinicaian, Master's Level Therapist associate, Professional Clinical Counselor, Addiction Counselor Intern in the state of CA 9/11/2017
Bruce Goldman PA 3/8/2017
Niles Goldstein IL Temple Israel 2/18/2017
Austin Goodman IL Legalize Illinois 2/24/2017
Henry Goodman MS 7/29/2018
Joy Grainge IL Unitarian Universalists for Cannabis Committee on Ministry 8/14/2017
Abigail Gramig Trowbridge KY 2/18/2017
Darryl Grant IL 3/9/2017
Rev. Susan Grant Rosen MA 2/18/2017
Nina Gray IL Christ Church Winnetka 12/16/2017
Luke Green GA PAIS People against immoral Sin 7/31/2017
Bobby Griffith OK City Presbyterian Church – OKC Pastor 2/18/2017
Bruce Griffith IN 8/13/2017
Amy Griffith MS 2/18/2017
James Griggs LA 3/9/2017
Brenda Groehler WI 2/18/2017
Kerry Grogan OR 2/18/2017
Alex Gudich CA cut50 Deputy Director 6/13/2017
Hugh Haffenreffer CT 4/7/2017
Mary Hale TN 4/27/2017
Dalka Caprice Hall TX 8/14/2017
Brian Halligan (Sample Contact) MA HubSpot 2/18/2017
Ronald Hampton DC Criminal Justice and Security Consultant 7/19/2017
Steven Hamric OH Pastor 4/21/2018
Brady Harden IL Housing, Disability Advocate 2/18/2017
Edsely Harding NY 2/18/2017
John Hargreaves PA PA Prison Society 2/24/2017
Jane Harris IA Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Bloomfield Iowa 2/24/2017
Chauncey Harrison IL Englwood Public Safety Committee 3/4/2018
David Harrison UT 6/1/2018
Deborah Hart Yemm MO 3/9/2017
Heidi Haverkamp IL St. Chrysostom'sEpiscopal Church 5/4/2017
Larry Haverkamp IL 2/26/2018
Gordon Hazen IL 2/18/2017
Matthew Hearn NJ 98 IBEW Inside Jrnymn Wireman 3/31/2017
Ralph Hearn jr KY 5/27/2017
Teri Heede HI 3/10/2017
Cathy Heiney TX 4/7/2018
Emily Heitzman IL Unity, Ebenezer, and Immanuel Lutheran Churches 2/18/2017
Sheila Helgerson MD United Ministries, Inc. Executive Director 2/18/2017
Mikayla Hellwich Law Enforcement Action Partnership 6/2/2017
Rev. Amanda Hendler-Voss NC Land of the Sky UCC Co-Pastor 2/18/2017
Rich Hendricks IA Metro Community Church Quad Cities Senior Pastor 12/16/2017
Reta Hendriksen IL Clergy for a New Drug Policy Communications Director 8/17/2018
Keith Henson, M.Div., MSW WA Pierce County NORML 2/24/2017
Dottie Herzel IL 2/18/2017
Joshua Hessom PA Disciple of Christ 7/22/2017
Brian Heweitt MI 2/24/2017
Doris Heyns NJ 9/30/2017
Matthew Heyns NJ 8/27/2017
Ed Hiestand IL 3/9/2017
Amy Hildbrand IL 10/4/2017
Daniel W. Hinkle PA Episcopal Church 2/24/2017
Velva Hinkle OH 3/10/2017
Catherine Hinton TX 3/8/2017
Dennis Hinze CA Survival Workshop 2/18/2017
Lara Hoke MA 3/9/2017
Janet Holden IL 3/9/2017
Barbara Holzhauser OH Reformation Lutheran Church, Eastlake, OH. Pastor 5/19/2017
Daniel Hood NY Ret. 6/1/2018
Major Hooper NC Catalyst of The Holy Spirit and Communications Professional 7/21/2017
Charles Hopkins MS 2/18/2017
Henry Horning OH Integral Physical Therapy 2/18/2017
Keith Housand SC Rand Paul for President. 2/18/2017
Emily Howard CA Central Coast Friends Meeting Clerk 3/3/2018
robert howard AR Mr. 5/11/2017
Mark Howard KY 10/9/2017
Janet Howe IL 2/18/2017
John Howlett AZ 2/24/2017
Joseph Hoyle VA Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, LEAP 2/18/2017
Scott Hubachek LA ONAC 9/13/2017
Americia Huckabee IL 2/18/2017
Loren Huddleston NV 2/18/2017
Rick Hudson AR 2/18/2017
Michelle Hughes CT 4/7/2017
Donald Hutchins ME 3/9/2017
Sally Iberg IL Pilgrim Congregational Church 2/18/2017
Debbie Ingram VT Vermont Interfaith Action 2/18/2017
Christian Iosso KY Advisory Committee on Social Witness POlicy Coordinator 2/28/2017
Amos Irwin DC Law Enforcement Against Prohibition 2/18/2017
Jeff Irwin MI 6/22/2017
Lisa Jabbour AL 2/18/2017
shane jackson TX 2/18/2017
Lori Jackson WA 3/9/2017
Ed Jacobs IL Independent 2/18/2017
Betty Jacobs IL Retired Attorney 2/18/2017
Wes Jamison MD United Church of Christ Pastor 2/18/2017
Beverly Jasper KY 9/13/2018
Tim Johnson OH Cannabis Safety First 2/18/2017
LaShunne Johnson GA Cutting Edge Ministries 2/18/2017
Wilbur Johnson IL Global Medical Training fOUNDER AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR 5/10/2018
Rhonda Johnson NC Land of Sky, UCC Retired UCC Clergy 2/18/2017
Nils Johnson 3/9/2017
Alton Johnson KS 2/18/2017
Barrod Jones VA 3/8/2017
Amy Kachalia NJ 6/18/2018
Jeffrey Kahn DC Takoma Wellness Center Rabbi 2/18/2017
Emily Kaltenbach NM 6/23/2017
Katie Kandarian-Morris CO 3/9/2017
Joon Kang IL 5/8/2017
Brenda Kantor IL 5/4/2017
Sokoni Karanja IL Centers for New Horizons, Inc Founder, Senior Advisor 2/18/2017
Henry Karp IA retired 6/6/2018
Jennifer Kasten MD JBS International, Inc Vice President 3/8/2018
David Kelm IL 2/24/2017
Justin Kempf WI 2/18/2017
Thomaas Kenemore IL Chicago State University, Master of Social Work Program Associate Professor 2/18/2017
Taylor Kennedy MS Mississippi Alliance for Cannabis 2/18/2017
Chuck Kennedy TX 3/9/2017
James Ketterman TX Radiant Church 2/18/2017
Akili-Hamid Khalfani CA PBP Inc. 2/18/2017
Jim Kinnison WV 9/16/2017
James Kinnison WV 9/16/2017
Cantor Benjamin Kintisch MD Columbia Jewish Congregation Cantor 1/16/2018
Jeremy Kirk VT 2/18/2017
Jennifer Kiss CA 3/9/2017
Jonathan Knight IL 2/18/2017
Andrew Ko OR 3/8/2017
Nancy Kossman TX 5/31/2017
Celeste Kranick PA Voices Advocacy "It Takes a Village of Voices to be Heard" Owner 3/25/2018
Michael Krska. AL Veteran support Medical specifically 4/16/2017
Allen Kuns AZ 2/18/2017
Claudio Kupchik NY Temple Beth El of Manhattan Beach 2/18/2017
Justin Kyall GA 3/9/2017
Rev. Peter Laarman CA Justice Not Jails Coordinator 2/18/2017
Kim Lacey CA 1/9/2018
Bernard Lacour IL Perspectives LTD President and CEO 2/18/2017
Janice LaFlower TX 3/9/2017
Jenna Lamparski NY 2/18/2017
Kenneth Larsen TX 6/11/2018
Shirley Lavin VA 8/26/2017
Isaac Lawson MD Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ – Washington D.C. Minister of Visitation and Pastoral Care 2/18/2017
Naomi Christine Leapheart PA 2/18/2017
Layne Lebahn IL St. Pauls UCC 2/13/2018
Robert Legge VA Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board 2/24/2017
Al Leibbrand MN 6/7/2018
Elizabeth Lempp MN Live without weapons, Evrefugee Help, omen's Group 2/18/2017
Joel Levenson NY Midway Jewish Center Rabbi 2/18/2017
Bill Levin IN The First Church of Cannabis Grand Poohbah 12/20/2017
Beverly Lewis MD United Church of Christ Reverend 2/18/2017
Crystal Lewis VA 3/9/2017
David Liebowitz CT KPOA Director of Religious Education 4/11/2017
Stephanie Linas CO Mississippi Alliance for Cannabis 2/18/2017
Gerald Lipscomb TX Parkinson's patient 10/24/2017
Jeffrey Livings AL Cival Rights Movement for the Holy Sacrament Kaneh Bosm, First Cannabis Church of Alabama Pastor/counselor 2/24/2017
Timothy Lockard FL ONAC 2/24/2017
James Lofton WY 3/9/2017
William Lord FL Mr 6/19/2017
Johnny Lorenz CA The Drug User Rights Action Network 2/18/2017
Terry Lowman IA 3/10/2017
Steven Lucas TN 3/10/2017
Allison Lundblad IL 2/18/2017
Willis MacCaw CT 4/7/2017
Amber Mack IL 2/18/2017
Way Major NC Catalyst One Sent 2/8/2017
Connie Malhiot GA 2/18/2017
Jonathan Malone RI First Baptist Church; American Baptist Churches U.S.A. Pastor 3/14/2017
Sharon Manning-Law NY St. Augustine Episcopal Church 2/18/2017
Debra Manty MI 2/18/2017
Audrey Marie CO 2/18/2017
Kira Marrero LA 2/18/2017
Jeff Marshall VT The Ridge Deacon 5/29/2017
Ron Martin-Dent MY ELCA 2/18/2017
Melissa Mascorro NC 12/8/2017
H. Scott Matheney IL 3/9/2017
Luke Matthew IL 9/22/2017
Benny Matthew Gover AR Individual 2/18/2017
Ric Matthews BC 2/18/2017
Leah Maurer OR 5/9/2017
Aaron Maurice Saari OH 3/8/2017
Joel Maxwell TX 2/24/2017
Arthur Mayer TX Cannabis Reform in Texas 2/18/2017
Da Vita "Day" McCallister MA 4/7/2017
Lindsey McCalmont TX 2/18/2017
Carl M. McCargo MA 3/8/2017
Donna McCollum OH 3/9/2017
Matt McDermott CT 3/27/2017
Mary Beth McDonough IL 9/2/2018
Robert Craig McGrail II NH MassCann/NORML Volunteer 7/22/2018
Edward McIntosh GA Mr; Midway Baptist church Lay minister 1/18/2018
Hop McIntosh GA 2/18/2017
David J. McLaren IL 3/9/2017
Kevin McLemore IL Epiphany UCC Pastor 2/18/2017
Anita McMurtrey CA 8/20/2018
Mark Meeks CO Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church Minister 2/18/2017
Thomas Mercker TN 4/27/2017
Nick Messetti IL 5/21/2018
Val Metropoulos WA Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, ELCA 2/18/2017
Joanne Michalski IL 3/9/2017
Stacey Midge NY First Reformed Church of Schenectady 2/18/2017
Rachel Mikva IL 3/10/2017
Michael Miller KY Bread of Life Ministries 2/18/2017
Sharone Mitchell IL 6/29/2017
John Modschiedler IL Member, University Church, Chicago, IL Rev., Dr., Retired 2/18/2017
Marilynn Moisio IL 2/18/2017
Guy Molock MD Beloved Community Church UCC 2/18/2017
The Rev. Errol Montgomery-Robertson MS Lighthouse Community Church, Biloxi, MS Pastor/Priest-in-charge 2/18/2017
Alan Mooney OH Society of Thinking Christains 2/18/2017
Nathan Mooney 3/9/2017
Jack Morris TX 10/11/2017
Alison Moscoso CA 2/18/2017
Richard Mosley IL Hemenway United Methodist Church Reverend 2/18/2017
Jeffrey Mullins IL Pastor and Pastor of Operations 2/18/2017
Lisa Mullinx FL Member 3/3/2017
shawn Murdock NC Evangelical Lutheran Church of America 2/18/2017
Nelson Murphy MD First & St. Stephen's United Church of Christ 2/18/2017
Kathy Murphy GA 2/24/2017
Steven Murray TX Paralegal 8/10/2017
Amanda Napior MA 2/18/2017
Becky Nations MS ms alliance for cannabis 2/18/2017
Mary Nelson IL Parliament of the World's Religions 2/18/2017
Amanda Nelson CT 4/7/2017
Jackie Newberry TX 2/18/2017
Neil Newton TX 3/9/2017
Michael Nicholas Dovellos IN Norwest Indiana NORML 2/18/2017
Mary Nichols WV Parliament of the World's Religions 2/18/2017
Joanne Nolan NY Brooklyn Teen Challenge 2/18/2017
Sheryl Noland OH 3/30/2018
Loyd Nolen Dunaway OK 3/9/2017
Margaret O'Dell IL 2/18/2017
Jane O'Dell WA 3/9/2017
Sondra O'Donnell MI 3/10/2017
Joshua O'Reilly IA 3/9/2017
Rev. John OBrien TX First Spiritualist Church of Houston Pastor 5/26/2017
Isaac Ololo Achu TX Order of the Lion Paw (Rastafari Order) 2/24/2017
Lynn Onderko CT retired minister 3/15/2017
Jan and Howard Oringer CA 3/9/2017
Kelly Owens NC 10/2/2017
Marilyn Pagan-Banks IL A Just Harvest, San Lucas UCC, Namaste UCC Executive Director and Ordained Minister 2/18/2017
Allison Palm NY 3/8/2017
Sheryl Palmer IL Faith United Methodist Church 2/18/2017
Charlie Parker OH 9/16/2018
Ryan Parola CA Skim Concepts 2/18/2017
Russ Patakay KS 3/10/2017
Robert PATRICK FL 2/24/2017
Brian Patterson IL 10/20/2017
Teri Pattison MN 2/18/2017
Jessica Paulsen MI Pastor 5/11/2017
Darrell Peace OH 2/18/2017
Patricia Penkava OH Addiction & Recovery community advocates Administrator 3/25/2018
Sandra Perez FL Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship Minister 3/19/2018
Adrian Perez TX 2/18/2017
Jack Perkins Davidson CT 4/7/2017
Barbara Peter IL Presbyterian Church USA Honorably Retired 2/18/2017
Clare Petersberger MD The Towson Unitarian Universalist Church Minister 2/18/2017
Jesse Petersen IL 10/18/2017
Mark Peysakhovich IL HCI Alternatives Illinois 1/22/2018
Curtis Pfenning TN 2/18/2017
Terry W Phillips MS 7/22/2018
Michael Piazza GA 4/7/2017
Rex Piercy IL Congregational United Church of Christ Pastor 2/18/2017
Robert Piggott CA Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board 2/18/2017
Peter Plagge VT Waterbury Congregational Church 2/18/2017
Erica Poellot NY New York City Harm Reduction Coaliton Director of Development 6/15/2017
Clay Politz LA Interdependent Missions 501c3 2/18/2017
Harold Pollack IL 2/28/2017
colleen porter VA 1953 11/2/2017
Colleen Porter VA Clergy for a new drug policy Retired Army Civilian 2/18/2017
Shaul Praver CT 4/7/2017
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David Price GA Retired 2/22/2017
Sophie Pride PA 2/18/2017
Brent Pruitt AL 2/18/2017
Gerardo Ramirez NY Good Shepherd Church, Roosevelt Island, NY Pastor/Priest 2/6/2018
Jane Ramsey IL Just Ventures LLC President 2/18/2017
Mary Rawlinson IL New Hooe UMC 2/24/2017
Tom Rawlinson IL New Hope UMC Detox Counselor 2/18/2017
Charlie Rawls NC Pastor and Counselor at large 1/6/2018
Kathryn Ray IL 2/18/2017
Rachel Reagan TX Freedom 2/18/2017
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Lisa Reed KY 2/24/2017
Chris Repp IL 3/9/2017
Elizabeth Reubman NJ 6/7/2018
Hope Reyes IL Irving Park United Methodist Church Program Minister 2/18/2017
Timothy Reynolds OH ELCA Pastor 10/19/2017
Robert Rhea IN Activist 11/20/2017
Darrel Rhyne TX 2/18/2017
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dorine riddle NE 2/18/2017
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Anna Rittenhouse AZ Addiction & Recovery Community Associates Administrator 3/25/2018
Leslie Ritter-Jenkins IL St. Johns UCC Pastor 2/18/2017
zoroastro rivera TX 10/8/2017
Bobby Roberson IL Facility Manager 2/18/2017
Carolyn Roberts MD United Church of Christ Retired Clergy 2/24/2017
Thomas B. Roberts IL 3/10/2017
Cynthia Robinson DE New Ark United Church of Christ Pastor 2/18/2017
Ray Robinson IL 3/10/2017
Tami Robison MS 2/18/2017
Chris Roehm IL 2/13/2018
Shawn Rogge TX 10/8/2017
Daniel Romero IL Chaplain Intern 2/24/2017
Ginny Ross AZ 10/2/2017
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Paul Rubin NJ 2/18/2017
Chuck Rush NJ Christ Church Senior Minister 2/18/2017
Thomas Russell OK 2/24/2017
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Kathy Saltmarsh 3/9/2017
Henry Sartin IL 7/1/2017
June Sawyer MS Child of the King. 5/12/2018
River Saxton NC The Church of the Later-Day Dude Reverend 8/24/2017
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Hans Schmidt NY The Human Family 2/18/2017
John Schneck RI 3/9/2017
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Mallory Scribner IA 12/6/2017
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Sara Serot MO 2/18/2017
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Douglas Sharp CO Hyde Park Union Church Interim Minister 2/18/2017
Alexander Sharp IL 2/18/2017
Cass Shaw CT 3/14/2017
John Shepard GA 2/24/2017
Jeremy Sher CA Ha-Emek: Honest, Inclusive, Progressive Judaism in Silicon Valley Rabbi 3/28/2017
Barbara Sherman IL 2/18/2017
Victoria Shields NC Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church Associate Minister 3/30/2018
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Ira Silvergleid IL Chicago Bar Association 10/30/2017
Marcella Simerly OR 3/9/2017
Clint Simpson AZ 2/18/2017
TIM SIMPSON KY 5/21/2017
Dean Sines GA THC Ministry , Atlanta, Georgia founded 2005 2/18/2017
John Sirley AL Dark moon circle 2/24/2017
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James Sizemore NC Radiant Church 2/18/2017
Vivian Sloan TN 2/18/2017
Teresa L. Smallwood IL Israel Baptist Church 2/18/2017
Bill Smeathers MO 3/8/2017
Neal Smith IN First Church of Cannabis Member 7/22/2018
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Ronnie Smith IL Providence Baptist Church Reverend 2/18/2017
Georgia Smith IL St Pauls UCC – Chicago Senior, Church Member 2/18/2017
Tim Smith FL Mr 4/27/2017
Jerril Smith AR 10/28/2017
Jason Smith MI 5/11/2017
Windsor Smyser IL Order of Bards, Ovaites and Druids Bard 2/18/2017
Gary Snow FL 6/1/2017
Skip Snyder NC Land of the Sky UCC Board Certified Chaplain 2/18/2017
Christopher Sohl OR UCC 2/18/2017
Matt South MS 3/9/2017
Michael Spell TX 3/9/2017
Samantha Spencer IN 1/18/2018
Nancy Spenser VA 2/24/2017
Tracy Spradin AL 2/18/2017
Janice Spraggins IL The Congregational Church of Park Manor UCC Minister 2/18/2017
Chris Spruill MD Incarnation UCC Pastor 2/18/2017
Julie Stampler NY Harm Reducion Coalition Board of Directors 9/19/2017
Jane Stanley NE 2/24/2017
Brian Stateson TX Anonymous Activist 2/24/2017
Kaia Stern MA Prison Studies Project, Harvard University Director 2/18/2017
Richard Stinson TN Preacher 4/7/2017
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Glen Stoltz CA 4/20/2018
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Laura Sumner Truax IL LaSalle Street Church Senior Pastor 2/24/2017
Adam Sunde WI 2/18/2017
William Swarner IL 4/23/2018
David Swarts NE Nebrask Families 4 Medical Cannabis 2/18/2017
John Sybert DE Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network Vice President 4/20/2017
Daniel Tagum OH Pilgram 2/18/2017
Robert Taylor CPA-Financial Advisor 3/8/2017
Alan Taylor IL 3/8/2017
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Ruth Thomas CA DragonMoon Cricle, Covenant of the Goddess Priestess 8/27/2017
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Erica Thompson CT 4/7/2017
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Lucas Tse IL 3/9/2017
Karen Urquhart BC Anglican Church Diocese of NEw Westminster Priest 5/1/2018
Denise VanVliet IL 2/18/2017
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Tasha Vinson Brown IL Galewood Community Church UCC Pastor 2/24/2017
Alexander Vision MD Central Atlantic Conference-United Church of Christ Assistant Minister for Social Justice & Witness 2/18/2017
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aaron wagner IA 6/6/2018
Kara Wagner Sherer IL St. John's Episcopal Church Rector 2/18/2017
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Rosemary Wallace SC 2/18/2017
Seth Walley MS The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi 2/18/2017
John Waltz KY 9/3/2017
Michael Ward NJ CBDTHC Ministries 2/24/2017
Avena Ward IL 2/18/2017
Inca Wascar GA Athens, GA for The Legalization of Marihuana 2/18/2017
Jamie Washam RI American Baptist 2/18/2017
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Kandice Watson NM 3/9/2017
Kathy Wedzik FL 2/18/2017
Mike Weeda IL 3/9/2017
Steven Werth PA Presbyterian Church (USA) 2/24/2017
Caitlin Werth PA 2/18/2017
Bill West SC Motorcycle missionaries 10/23/2017
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Paul Westmoreland GA 7/7/2017
Kim Whistler-Vasko IL 3/9/2017
Dorothy Whiston IA Spirit of Christ Church, ABC-USA 2/18/2017
Ashley Whitaker IL Hyde Park Union Church Senior Minister 3/28/2017
Brian White AL United Cannabis Advocates 2/18/2017
Ricky White KY 9/1/2018
Nishi Whiteley TX Author, Educator 8/14/2018
Mike Whitty MI 5/6/2018
Niki Wiessner CA 3/9/2017
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Gail Williams IL Vice President 2/18/2017
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Jay Wilson PA Adapt Pharma 2/28/2017
Nancy Wilson FL Moderator 2/18/2017
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Nathaniel Winston III TN 4/27/2017
Eden Winter MI Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor 2/18/2017
John Wires WV 3/9/2017
Wendy Witt IL 1st UMC at the Chicago Temple Pastor 2/18/2017
John G. Wolf IL Independent 2/18/2017
Jay Wolin IA Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities Settled Minister 6/6/2018
Ken Wolski NJ Coalition for Medical Marijuana–New Jersey, Inc.; Existential Neo-Paganism Executive Director; Founder 8/21/2018
David Wood IL 2/18/2017
Stanley Yanklowitz AZ 3/28/2017
Julie Yarborough NJ Christ Church, Summit NJ Associate Pastor 2/18/2017
Patricia Yeakley CA Holy Rosary Lay Dominicans 2/18/2017
Nicole Yonkman CT 4/7/2017
Nick Zakzuk FL ZION servant 6/21/2017
Gabriela Zapata-Alma IL Thresholds Program Director – Substance Use Treatment 2/28/2017
Baruch Zeichner OR Paradigms Producer/Host 2/27/2018
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Sheri CA American Cannabis Nurses Association 2/18/2017
Michelle MA 2/18/2017
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Anthony Melendez NC 11/1/2018
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Jeremy Rutledge SC Circular Congregation UCC 11/20/2018
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Robert Wilcox IL 11/20/2018
Adrian Hall TX Word on the Street Christian Church Minister/Seminarian 11/21/2018
Gary Sweeney OH libertarian 12/2/2018
Brother Michael J Phillips, OCS CA Father Bede House of Prayer Founding director 12/8/2018
Bob Clarke WI All Saints Episcopal Cathedral Editor of paper 12/14/2018
Susan Ricyardson IL Solutions Journalism Network 12/21/2018
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Gary Dale 12/27/2018
Pamela Monroe IA 2/12/2019
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