About Us


The National Marijuana Initiative is one of three national initiatives within the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program.  The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has established HIDTA task forces all over the country to respond to both regional and national drug threats.  The NMI’s purpose is to educate both the public and policymakers on issues surrounding marijuana.

Vision Statement

The National Marijuana Initiative advances factual knowledge on marijuana and the impacts of its legalization.

Mission Statement

The National Marijuana Initiative strives to dispel misconceptions about marijuana and raise awareness of issues surrounding the drug, so that citizens and policymakers can make well-informed choices regarding marijuana use and regulations.

Some of the services we offer include

  • Educational presentations on marijuana and the effects of its legalization for law enforcement groups, public forums, anti-drug coalitions, and legislators;
  • The NMI Speakers Bureau, which consists of independent subject matter experts who conduct educational presentations on their respective fields;
  • And training classes for HIDTA analysts on tracking and reporting the impacts of marijuana legalization.