Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
yesterday at 15:06. Facebook
"We responded to World War II with the storming of Normandy, and to Sputnik with our moon shot. Yet we answer this current national menace with … a Republican plan for health care that would deprive millions of insurance and lead to even more deaths!"
- Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times
We responded to World War II with the storming of Normandy and

Opinion | Opioids, a Mass Killer We’re Meeting With a Shrug

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Jennifer Kida
Mike J Logan
Michael Rinella
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
06/21/2017 at 21:08. Facebook
Reefer madness and racism go hand in hand. This is not justifiable by any means.

We must all own the tragedy endured by Mr. Castile’s family and community – until Americans demand greater accountability for the discrimination and violence of a drug war prosecuted in their name, it won’t be the last. Black Lives Matter.
Reefer madness and racism go hand in hand This is not justifiable by any means

Analysis | Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life

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Michael J. Carnahan
Jeffrey Patten
Dillon Ercanbrack
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
06/21/2017 at 17:55. Facebook
Our attorney general has no clue and, sadly, he's gaining more power and influence. We need to #StopSessions.
Our attorney general has no clue and sadly hes gaining more power

Opinion | Here are all the ways Jeff Sessions is wrong about drug sentencing

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Brenda Benz
Jasmin Ately
Brandon A Einecker
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
06/20/2017 at 16:20. Facebook
Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow is now available in Spanish!

Get your copy on Amazon here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow is now available in Spanish

El Color de la Justicia – La nueva segregación racial en Estados Unidos

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Wanda Nevills
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
06/20/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
"The findings reinforce previous research that cast doubt on the theory that stiffer prison terms deter drug use and related crime." #NoMoreDrugWar
The findings reinforce previous research that cast doubt on the theory that

Pew Analysis Finds No Relationship Between Drug Imprisonment and Drug Problems

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Drew Mcguigan
Norman Gooding
Mike Walker
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
06/19/2017 at 19:31. Facebook
This is a giant step backwards! This bill would grant new powers to the attorney general to set federal drug policy at a time when Sessions is calling for increasing penalties for drug offenses and going after medical marijuana. We cannot let Congress make this mistake.
This is a giant step backwards This bill would grant new powers

Congress is considering a bill that would expand Jeff Sessions’s power to escalate the war on drugs

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Brenda Travis
Zachery Brown
Andrew Gillard
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance
06/19/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
“We are horrified and distraught by yet another police killing of an African American man for which no one will be held accountable." [ Bit.ly Link ]
We are horrified and distraught by yet another police killing of an
Karl Schrum
Michael Modes
Michael Rinella
BREAKING: The CARERS Act was just reintroduced in Congress – groundbreaking legislation that would finally end the federal war on medical marijuana.

With Jeff Sessions escalating the war on marijuana, patients in all 30 medical marijuana states face the threat of federal harassment and prosecution. Send a message to your members of Congress and urge them to support the CARERS Act right now.
BREAKING The CARERS Act was just reintroduced in Congress groundbreaking legislation that

Tell Congress: End the war on medical marijuana

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Charlie Weston
Michael Dearing
Tom Sorenson
We need to end overdose deaths now! Here are 24 concrete policy proposals from a recent report we produced that can save lives and reduce addiction right now. Thanks to AlterNet for laying this all out in such a clear and direct way! #NoMoreDrugWar
We need to end overdose deaths now Here are 24 concrete policy

If You're Serious, America: Here Are 24 Concrete Policy Steps to Reduce Opioid Addiction and Overdoses

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Joel De Sant
John McPherson
Jasmin Ately
DPA's asha bandele talking about drugs, addiction and drug policy with neuroscientist, Columbia professor & DPA Board member Dr.Carl Hart.
Today at Noon! DPA's asha bandele will be hosting a Facebook Live on The Root's Facebook page with neuroscientist, Columbia professor & DPA Board member Dr.Carl Hart. Don’t miss this great conversation! #nomoredrugwar
Today at Noon DPAs asha bandele will be hosting a Facebook Live
Michael A Van Allen
Steven Hillmuffin
Jeff Sessions is officially going after medical marijuana, asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014.

Does he really want to pick this fight right now? 'Cause we're ready.
Jeff Sessions is officially going after medical marijuana asking congressional leaders to

Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

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Frederick Oppido
Bob Brault
Michele Evans
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our campaign to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults in New Jersey! Marijuana laws in New Jersey have had a disproportionate impact on communities of color. As New Jersey considers legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana, there must be policies that provide a level playing field so we don’t continue the harms of marijuana...
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Carol Rockwell Morrison
Steven Hillmuffin
Janice Padgett
High school drug education has serious shortcomings that need to be addressed.
High school drug education has serious shortcomings that need to be addressed

Drug Education in High School Needs to be More Comprehensive

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Roy Sandström
Justin Miguel Shaw
Steven Hillmuffin
Tune in next week! DPA's Asha Bandele will be hosting a Facebook Live on The Root's page with neuroscientist, Columbia professor & DPA Board member Dr.Carl Hart! Don’t miss this great conversation!
Tune in next week DPAs Asha Bandele will be hosting a Facebook
Michael Davis
Nick Papageorgio
Fowler Mason Knoll
This approach would be a devastating mistake. DPA's Michael Collins explains on NPR why mandatory minimums and more punitive sentences for opioid-related offenses will be ineffective and harmful, just like how similar policies for "crack" cocaine failed us in the 80s.
This approach would be a devastating mistake DPAs Michael Collins explains on

Lawmakers Consider Tough New Penalties For Opioid Crimes, Bucking Trend

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Mary Murphy
Pat Walbran
Shelly Woycitzky
This is a despicable use of law enforcement resources, all in the name of the war on drugs. Such a gross violation of the privacy of these kids. Some students were touched inappropriately. And, as it so often happens, no drugs were found.
This is a despicable use of law enforcement resources all in the

A Georgia sheriff ordered pat-down searches for every student at a public high school. Now they’re suing.

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Nathan David Teegarden
Kent Hoskinson
Connie Criscitello
Yesterday, the Drug Policy Alliance and the ACLU of California filed a lawsuit against the city of Fontana, CA challenging a city ordinance that is intended to effectively prevent residents from cultivating marijuana at their private residence, which is legal under state law since voters passed Prop. 64 last November. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Yesterday the Drug Policy Alliance and the ACLU of California filed a
Drug Policy Alliance
Ken Bemis
Craig Weltha
It's been a disastrous month.

Mandatory minimums are back. A drug war hard-liner is reevaluating federal marijuana policy. Trump signals possible trouble ahead for medical marijuana. The DEA continues to wage war on marijuana, regardless of what the research says. Trump admires a dictator's brutal anti-drug crusade. Trump's budget proposes deep cuts to addiction treatment.
Its been a disastrous month Mandatory minimums are back A drug war

It took Jeff Sessions just one month to turn Obama-era drug policy on its head

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Michael Dearing
Karyn Stevens Hanson
Diana Meni
Confirming what we already knew.

"The war on drugs has been wreaking havoc on communities of color for decades, but a new federal study reveals how America’s drug laws — and the more recent crackdown on immigration — are still disproportionately affecting young blacks and Latinos."
Confirming what we already knew The war on drugs has been wreaking

U.S. drug and immigration laws target nonviolent young people of color, report shows

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James Rawley
Karyn Stevens Hanson
Carol Rockwell Morrison