DPA Joins State & Municipal Cannabis Regulators in Calling on Congress to Prioritize Federal Marijuana Reform

Federal Leadership is Necessary to Responsibly & Equitably Manage Challenges Related to Public Health & Safety, Industry Oversight, Equitable Licensing & More Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) joined state and municipal cannabis regulators from across the country in calling on Congress to prioritize federal marijuana reform by passing the Marijuana Opportunity […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Launch of DEA’s Project Safeguard

Effort is Latest Attempt by Agency to Escalate the Failed Drug War that Continues to Ravage Vulnerable Communities Washington, D.C. – In response to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announcing the launch of Project Safeguard—another attempt at escalating the failed drug war, which continues to ravage vulnerable communities—Maritza Perez, Director of the Office of National […]

Drug Policy Alliance & JustLeadershipUSA Lead Extensive Coalition of Organizations Representing Directly Impacted People in Calling on Congress to Support Marijuana Reform

House Must Pass the MORE Act When it Comes Up for a Floor Vote Following November Election Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) led a group of 34 organizations founded and led by people directly impacted by the country’s criminal legal system in urging members of Congress to support comprehensive […]

Syringe Access Bill in California Signed into Law by Governor Newsom

Los Angeles, CA – Last night, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the Pharmacy Access Bill (AB 2077) co-sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Health Officers Association of California and authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). The measure extends the statutory sunset date of the pilot for another […]

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Release of Grand Jury’s Findings in Breonna Taylor Killing by Louisville Police

The Real Culprit is the Drug War and Its Parasitic Relationship with Police & Racism New York, NY – In response to the release of the grand jury’s findings–only indicting one of the three officers on a charge of “wanton endangerment”–in the horrific killing of Breonna Taylor by Louisville Police in what was a baseless […]

Statement on the House Delaying Justice for Millions Impacted by Racist Marijuana Policies 

House Must Fulfill their Commitment to Communities of Color and Low-Income People and Vote on the MORE Act Immediately Following Elections Washington, D.C. – In response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ decision to delay the vote on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 3884) until after the November elections, Maritza Perez, […]

DPA-Sponsored Syringe Access Bill Passed by CA Legislature

AB 2077 Extends Pilot Allowing Pharmacists to Provide Sterile Syringes to Prevent Spread of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C for Another Five Years Los Angeles, CA – As the California Legislature wrapped up its session yesterday, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) announced the passage of its Pharmacy Access bill (AB 2077) by Assemblymember Phil […]

Statement on New CDC Data: No Increase in Marijuana Use Among Youth Despite State Legalization Trends

Results Affirm Need to Regulate Marijuana Nationally to Protect Public Health and Community Safety – Especially Limiting Youth Access New York, NY – In response to the new CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2019 results showing marijuana use has not increased over the past decade, despite state marijuana legalization and other reform trends, Sheila Vakharia, […]

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