Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
yesterday at 18:00. Facebook
Horrible. At dawn on Sunday, a neighborhood in the center of São Paulo, Brazil awoke to a violent and unanticipated onslaught of nearly a thousand police officers - arresting people suspected of using drugs and destroying one of the world’s exemplary harm reduction programs, De Braços Abertos (“With Open Arms”). This action by the city's new Mayor is absolutely despicable.
Horrible At dawn on Sunday a neighborhood in the center of São

No Humanity in São Paulo's Violent Crackdown on Cracolândia

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Georgia Natasha
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
05/24/2017 at 14:56. Facebook
Today's Fresh Outrage: President Trump praised President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines in a phone call last month for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem,” where the Philippine government has sanctioned gunning down thousands of people in the streets who are suspected of using or selling drugs.

“I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on...
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Todays Fresh Outrage President Trump praised President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines

Trump Praised Philippines President Duterte For Drug War That Has Killed 9,000 People

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Michael Arsham
Mike Walker
Joe Landry
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
05/22/2017 at 20:07. Facebook
Last night’s 60 Minutes showed there are way too many people in jail who don't belong there, either because they don't pose any threat to society or just don't have a few hundred dollars to afford bail before their trial. We need to bring humanity back to our criminal justice system, and bring our brothers and sisters home.
Last nights 60 Minutes showed there are way too many people in

Half of the inmates shouldn’t be here, says Cook County sheriff

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Rob Roth
Tony Armijo
Gary Kespohl
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
05/20/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
For more than 40 years, the drug war has eviscerated our fundamental rights – and now Jeff Sessions wants to escalate it. It's time to DOUBLE our fight to end this disaster. Your gift to DPA will be matched up to $20K to advance sensible drug policy that ensures we don't go back in time.
For more than 40 years the drug war has eviscerated our fundamental

Double your gift to DPA

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Michael Bruncati
Bruce Guidoux
Albert Boersma
We’re glad to see our Board member Dr.Carl Hart has returned home safely from the Philippines, where he spoke out against President Duterte’s insane drug war that is responsible for the murder of more than 7,000 people by Philippine police.

Duterte responded with crude remarks about Dr. Hart to the media, a racist cartoon was published in the Manila Times, and Dr. Hart began to receive death...
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Were glad to see our Board member DrCarl Hart has returned home

Dr. Carl Hart's Life Threatened for Speaking Out Against President Duterte

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Richard Swanson
Glenn Gill
Larry Woolgar
$20K MATCH SECURED: Attorney General Sessions recently reversed Obama-era policy and called on his prosecutors to pursue harsh sentences for people charged with drug offenses. The time to challenge this administration is NOW. Double your gift to help us turn the tables and fight for compassionate, health-based drug policies.
20K MATCH SECURED Attorney General Sessions recently reversed Obamaera policy and called

Double your gift to DPA

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Raeann Hightower
Rob Stroupe
Paul Magill Smith
We have to #StopSessions. Great job by ATTN: connecting the dots!
Mark Ostrom
Neil Wanida Pinard
David Eytalis
19 years ago DPA's Marsha Rosenbaum was asked by the San Francisco Chronicle to write a letter to her son, Johnny, about drugs. That letter has now been translated into at least a dozen languages and reached hundreds of thousands of parents around the world. We wanted to share in time for Mother's Day.
19 years ago DPAs Marsha Rosenbaum was asked by the San Francisco

Nearly 19 Years Later, A Mother's Letter to Her Son About Drugs Still Rings True

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Ed Stabler
Iain Young
Patti Chambley
Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on his prosecutors to pursue harsh sentences for people charged with nonviolent drug offenses. Sign our petition to the Department of Justice urging them to rescind this memo immediately. It’s time to adopt smart drug policies instead of resurrecting the failed tactics of the past!
Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on his prosecutors to pursue harsh sentences

Stop Attorney General Sessions from Escalating the Drug War

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Glenn Billy Fleming
Michael Dearing
Willard Campbell
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking the country back to the 1980s by escalating the failed policies of the drug war. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking the country back to the 1980s
Rachel Farmer
Angela Dye
Cathi Nussbaum
Big news! Vermont just became the first state to approve a marijuana legalization bill through the state legislature. If signed into law by the governor, Vermont will become the 9th state to legalize marijuana!
Big news Vermont just became the first state to approve a marijuana

Vermont legislature approves marijuana legalization bill

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David Lingard
Doug White
Angela Cole
This is what #HarmReduction looks like! Like / Share if you think we should make naloxone as widely available as possible to help save lives!
This is what HarmReduction looks like Like Share if you think we

A Public Overdose. An Antidote at Hand. Would Passers-By Use It?

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Leanne Diehl
Betsy Singh-Anand
Nikki Orth
Four bipartisan Senators have introduced critical legislation to restrict U.S. defense aid to the Philippines, provide additional funding for the Filipino human rights community, and support a public health approach to drug use. We cannot stand by idly any longer while the Duterte administration's state-sanctioned killings of people involved with drugs continue.

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Four bipartisan Senators have introduced critical legislation to restrict US defense aid

No more killing in the name of the drug war

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Adam Underwood
James John
Lisa Benbow
Donald Trump continues to send mixed messages on marijuana. After stating during the campaign that he was “100 percent” in support of medical marijuana, he's now casting doubt on whether his administration will adhere to a congressional rider that stops the Department of Justice from going after medical marijuana programs.

The uncertainty is deeply disconcerting for patients and providers,...
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Donald Trump continues to send mixed messages on marijuana After stating during

Trump's Medical Marijuana Threat Contradicts the Law and His Own Position

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Sue Livingston Carr
Douglas Petell
Ken Stewart
After decades of failed policies we've finally reached a point where we have a broad, bipartisan consensus that the drug war is an absolute failure, but President Trump is poised to turn back the clock. DPA's Grant Smith explains in this hard-hitting New York Daily News op-ed.
After decades of failed policies weve finally reached a point where we

Addicted to the war on drugs

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Michael Dearing
Bette Herman Davis
Heroin was first synthesized from morphine in 1874 and marketed by Bayer, the German pharmaceutical company, until it was made illegal in the U.S in 1924. Get the facts and learn more about the ways to reduce the harms of prohibition!

This is the fourth and final video of a series that provides information about MDMA, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, discussing where the drug comes from,...
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Ed Stabler
Paul Pot
Ronda Brinkman
Did you know methamphetamine and its close cousin amphetamine are available legally for prescription use? Methamphetamine and amphetamine have had popular use among athletes, soldiers in the military, and truck drivers. Get the facts!

This is the third video of a series that provides information about MDMA, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, discussing where the drug comes from, its...
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Cat Chapman
Wil Reyes
Jasmin Ately
Did you know cocaine was used in countless medicines until the 1900's? Did you know “crack” is a smoke-able derivative of powder cocaine, and that chemically speaking, crack & powder cocaine are the same drug? Get the facts!

This is the second video of a series that provides information about MDMA, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, discussing where the drug comes from, its history, and...
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Danny Hall
Michael Rinella
Sam Haas
This is a must-listen! What a thought-provoking and informative conversation with our inspirational Board member, Dr.Carl Hart.
This is a mustlisten What a thoughtprovoking and informative conversation with our

This Professor Teaches About Drug Use, Including His Own

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Gary Cafego
Shannon Rueckert
Palmer Fricks