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01/19/2017 at 21:50. Facebook
In one of his final actions as President, today President Obama granted clemency to 330 more people incarcerated for drug offenses, bringing the total number of prisoners who have been granted clemency under President Obama to 1,715.

President Obama Grants Clemency to 330 People in Final Round of Commutations

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Drug Policy Alliance
01/19/2017 at 16:36. Facebook
Today we reflect and thank President Obama for his efforts and successes to roll back the failed drug war and fix our broken criminal justice system. While many of his efforts fell short, and there is so much that was not accomplished, when we look at the Trump administration getting ready to take over and the people he is surrounding himself with, it is obvious how much we are going to miss...
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Looking Back: President Obama's Historic Efforts to Roll Back the Drug War and Tackle Mass Incarceration

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Drug Policy Alliance
01/18/2017 at 16:25. Facebook
GREAT piece in The New York Times calling for supervised injection facilities! 90 supervised injection sites exist around the world: in Canada, Australia and eight countries in Europe, and there has yet to be a single overdose death in any one of those sites.

"They get people into health care. They do not increase drug injecting. They don’t increase trafficking or crime in the surrounding...
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Injecting Drugs, Under a Watchful Eye

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Drug Policy Alliance
01/17/2017 at 23:57. Facebook
Today, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 209 people incarcerated in federal prison, and handed out 64 pardons. “We are grateful for the President’s actions, but this new Congress must now step up to the plate on sentencing reform,” said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance. “There are still thousands of people in prison serving unfair...
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President Obama Grants Clemency to 273 More Individuals | Drug Policy Alliance

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01/17/2017 at 19:41. Facebook
Congrats on expanding your platform! Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a critical voice speaking out against the drug war. We look forward to continuing to work together!

Law Enforcement: The New Voice of Criminal Justice Reform

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Drug Policy Alliance
01/16/2017 at 21:20. Facebook
We honor and salute Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as we fight for racial justice and human rights.
This is huge! The National Academy of Sciences released a groundbreaking report today stating there is conclusive evidence that marijuana can be used as a medicine for many medical conditions, such as “chronic pain in adults…chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.”

National Academy of Sciences Finds Conclusive Evidence That Marijuana is an Effective Medicine

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Thank you Cory Booker for your passionate and compelling testimony today in opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General! #StopSessions
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It's time to take action! Jeff Sessions is unfit to head the Justice Department. His leadership could bring about an unprecedented escalation in the war on drugs. This week, Sessions will face confirmation hearings. Tell your Senators to oppose his nomination now. #StopSessions

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We need to put the brakes on Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General. "He’s been wrong on the drug war, he’s been wrong on criminal justice, he’s been wrong on civil rights and liberties, and he’s wrong on America." Take action: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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More cities and states are looking to reform their bail policies because it's not fair that those with money can purchase their freedom, regardless of their risk to the community, while those without resources remain in jail pending trial for days, month or years. Nearly 75% of the people sitting in New Jersey jails are awaiting trial and cannot leave simply because they can't afford bail....
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New Jersey Leading the Way on Bail Reform

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Great news! Governor Andrew Cuomo just pardoned DPA's Anthony Papa! Papa served 12 years of a 15–to-life sentence under the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Thank you, Papa, for all your incredible activism reforming the Rockefeller Drug Laws and bringing so many people home. Huge congratulations!

Governor Andrew Cuomo Grants Pardon to Author, Artist and Activist, DPA's Anthony Papa

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Are you ready for New Year’s Eve? Not until you read these 5 tips on safer partying! Be safe and have fun!

Five Tips on How to Party Safely on New Year's Eve

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If you missed it earlier this year, check out this video we created with JAY Z, Molly Crabapple and Revolve Impact on why the war on drugs is an epic fail. Then if you can, please chip in to our year-end fundraising campaign to help us end the war on drugs! [ Goo.gl Link ]
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The two most important things we can expect: California is going to be a game-changer, and we'll be ready for what the appointment of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General will mean for states that have legalized marijuana.

Six Predictions For The Marijuana Industry In 2017

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