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Drug-Policy Reform

Rick has been inspired by Europe's pragmatic approach to drug abuse, with success measured by harm reduction rather than incarceration. Explore how and why he works for the end of America's prohibition of marijuana.

Articles by Rick

Talks by Rick

Media Highlights

  • The New York Times: Marijuana Legalization Has Gone Mainstream. Rick Steves Has Helped.
  • The New York Times: Fresh Ideas for a Tired Crusade
  • Crosscut: Rick Steves Knows How to Push Pot to Voters
  • USA Today: Millions of Americans to Vote on Marijuana Legalization
  • The Huffington Post: The Inhumane Drug war: Top 10 Reasons for Optimism
  • CNN Radio: Rick Steves Stumps for Pot
  • Reason TV: PBS Travel Guru Rick Steves: Smoking Pot is 'My Civil Liberty' (video profile)

Michigan Proposal 1

Massachusetts Question 4

  • Hartford Courant: Massachusetts Marijuana Vote Could Mean Legalization Across New England
  • Boston Globe: Rick Steves is travelling around Massachusetts in support of pot legalization
  • WBZ News (CBS): Rick Steves Pushes For Marijuana Legalization In Massachusetts 
  • The Berkshire Eagle: PBS travel personality Rick Steves knocks state's 'regressive political establishment'
  • The Financial Exchange: Rick Steves (Question 4 Campaign)
  • Boston Magazine: Why Rick Steves Wants Your Mom and Dad to Legalize Marijuana
  • Leafly: Cannabis Ambassador Rick Steves Lands in Massachusetts to Support Question 4
  • WGBH News: Rick Steves On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana 
  • Leafly: Massachusetts Miracle? A Wicked-Close Race Breaks Wide Open

Maine Question 1

Oregon's Measure 91

Washington's Initiative 502