Drug Policy Alliance
03/24/2017 at 18:51. Facebook
This video we made last year just won the 2017 DoGooder Best Nonprofit Video for Good Award! We thank the DoGooder Awards for selecting our video as a finalist, our supporters who voted for us, and special thanks to JAY Z, Molly Crabapple, and Dream Hampton for their contributions to this award-winning video!
Drug Policy Alliance
03/23/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
The new Republican healthcare plan would take drug treatment away from millions of people and worsen the opioid crisis. We oppose the American Health Care Act and believe that treatment should be available to anyone who wants it. [ Bit.ly Link ]
This is unacceptable! The new Republican healthcare plan, which will be voted on soon, would rollback provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have provided coverage for millions of people who struggle with substance use or mental health disorders through Medicaid.

Rollback of Medicaid Expansion Could Mean the End of Life-Saving Treatment for Far Too Many

DPA's founder & executive director Ethan Nadelmann speaking at a panel on the future of the global movement toward decriminalization, with members from Human Rights Watch and the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
Data compiled over an 18-month period shows patients with access to medical marijuana in New Mexico reduced their use of opioids by 31%.

Patients With Access to Medical Marijuana Reduce Their Use of Opioids

We’re ready. Our resolve to fight drug war extremists – and protect our hard-fought progress – has never been stronger. But we’re missing one thing: YOUR membership. Add your name to the resistance and become a DPA member today.

2017 DPA Membership

This powerful and elaborate piece from The New York Times exposes the violent and terrifying drug raids that happen in our communities across the country every day - often times making tragic mistakes invading the wrong house or even killing innocent people.

Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood

"He ended up losing his gallbladder and parts of his bowel, colon and rectum. The bullets also damaged his liver, small intestine and pancreas. His lung partially collapsed. His left leg was broken. One of his vertebrae was partially destroyed; two others were fractured. He’ll never walk again or be able to have kids of his own. He’ll also need to use a colostomy bag for the rest of his...
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South Carolina police shot a man to pieces over $100 worth of pot, then lied about it

Jeff Sessions continued with his outdated rhetoric about marijuana and drug use this week, signaling he wants to reinvigorate the war on drugs. But we won't let him take us backwards!

43 Percent of Americans Have Tried Marijuana and, According to Jeff Sessions, They are Not Good People

For the first time in 16 years the U.S. Sentencing Commission is reviewing its guidelines on prison sentences for MDMA. We believe nobody should be arrested simply for using or possessing any drug, including MDMA, and we're urging the Commission to change the current draconian guidelines.

Should People Facing Ecstasy Charges Get Lighter Prison Sentences?

We’re proud to co-sponsor AB186 in California, which would allow for the creation of Supervised Consumption Services (SCS) – safe places where people can consume pre-obtained drugs in controlled settings, under the supervision of trained staff, and with access to sterile injecting equipment. Participants can also receive health care, counseling, and referrals to health and social services,...
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Jeff Sessions has no clue. He just said, “I am determined that this country will not go backwards,” and then followed that up by calling for failed Reagan-era drug war policies of the ‘80s that helped create the mess we’re in today. [ Wapo.st Link ]
As soon as this afternoon, the U.S. Senate could vote on a bill that would escalate the drug war by expanding the ability of states to drug test people who file for unemployment insurance. If it passes, it will go to President Trump to be signed into law.

This is our last chance to block it before the vote. Urge your Senators to oppose this harmful legislation.

Vote TODAY: Senate rushing to escalate the drug war

“This plan would be a disaster for individuals who are struggling with problematic drug use, currently enrolled in treatment services, or would want to be,” said Emily Kaltenbach, the Drug Policy Alliance’s senior director of national criminal justice reform strategy.

About 29 percent of the people enrolled in the Medicaid expansion have mental health or addiction problems, and virtually all...
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The opioid crisis would probably get worse under Trumpcare

Deborah Peterson Small is one of the most prolific speakers who can connect the dots between systemic racism in the United States and the war on drugs. Learn your history and please share her wisdom!
Check out our founder and executive director Ethan Nadelmann's TED Talk from 2014, one of the best talks about the war on drugs out there.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! We couldn’t strike today because the women we work on behalf of need us to be here every day to end the criminalization of women who use drugs. Drug policy reform is intersectional. Wearing red in solidarity! [ Bit.ly Link ] #DayWithoutAWoman
On this International Women's Day we honor all of the amazing women who have been at the forefront of our movement to end the war on drugs, as well as those who are overlooked, forgotten and disappeared - the tens of thousands of mothers, sisters and daughters who are surviving behind bars. #InternationalWomensDay #DayWithoutAWoman

A Day Without a Woman?

A lot of awful stuff has happened since Election Day, but don't forget this also happened, and we're not going to let this Administration roll back the clock on our fight to legalize marijuana! We will continue to resist and defend our victories. [ Nyti.ms Link ]
Join us in marching for evidence-based drug policy, treatment and harm reduction services as part of the national March for Science. For decades, our drug policies have been driven by ideologies, stigma, racism, and politics with too little reliance on research about what is effective. With the election of Donald Trump and his Administration's disavowal of science and facts, we are concerned...
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