Over 200 Drug Policy, Harm Reduction, Health Care, and Community Groups Call on Biden Administration to Prioritize Public Health Solutions to Curb Overdose Crisis and Dismantle Drug War

Amid Spike in Overdose Deaths Exacerbated by Failed Response to Pandemic, Groups Send Letter Urging Biden Team to Focus on Harm Reduction and Abandon Criminalization Washington, D.C. – Over 200 drug policy, harm reduction, health care, and community based organizations from across the country today sent a letter to Rahul Gupta, Team Lead for the […]

Governor Cuomo Announces Marijuana Legalization Effort in 2021

Statement from DPA’s Melissa Moore: New York Has Opportunity to Lead by Passing Most Progressive Legalization Bill in U.S., Must Atone for Marijuana Arrest Crusade Harms New York, NY – Today, Governor Cuomo announced he will pursue legislation in 2021 to establish a legal market for marijuana in New York, which would effectively end marijuana […]

D.C. Becomes Latest Jurisdiction to Decriminalize Drug Paraphernalia

Washington, D.C. – This week, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “Opioid Overdose Prevention Act of 2019” (B23-0054)—a bill that unanimously passed the D.C. Council earlier this month—into law. This omnibus bill includes language that removes criminal penalties for possession of drug paraphernalia for personal use and allows community-based organizations to distribute desperately […]

Statement on New NIH Survey Results Showing Stable Marijuana Use & Decline in Marijuana Vaping Among Youth, Despite Legalization Spreading to More States

New York, NY – In response to the National Institute of Health (NIH)’s Monitoring the Future 2020 results showing stable marijuana use and a decline in marijuana vaping among youth—Sheila Vakharia, PhD, Deputy Director of the Department of Research & Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), released the following statement: “Once again, another survey […]

CA Sen. Scott Wiener Introduces Sentencing Reform Bill Sponsored by DPA

SB 73 Repeals Certain Mandatory Minimums for Drug Offenses and Provides Judges with More Judicial Discretion to Order Probation & Other Alternatives to Incarceration Los Angeles, CA – Yesterday, California State Senator Scott Wiener (San Francisco) introduced SB 73, a bill—sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance—that gives judges more discretion to order probation and other […]

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