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Legislators Panic and Force Addiction Treatment
Mother and retired educator
Making naloxone available with an attached condition during a life and death emergency is not only irresponsible and stigmatizing but cruel.
Time to Make America Average When It Comes to Incarceration Rates
Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
It's time to end the United States' exceptionalism when it comes to incarcerating its citizens. A groundbreaking report released yesterday documents the unprecedented and costly price of U.S. incarceration rates.
We Matter Too: Ending Racist Marijuana Arrests Must Remain Gov. Cuomo's Priority
New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance
New York needs a permanent solution and New Yorkers need it now. Not only do we need a statewide fix, we need the solution to be more robust than even currently proposed.
Colorado One Year Later: Thousands Not Arrested for Marijuana, Millions of Dollars Saved
Colorado Manager, Drug Policy Alliance
One year ago, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order ratifying the overwhelming victory Amendment 64, the nation's first statewide vote to end marijuana prohibition.
An Amnesty for Prisoners of the War on Drugs
Reducing the length and frequency of drug-related incarceration going forward for new cases, however welcome, doesn't do anything about the large population of drug users already stuck in our prisons.
Don't Fire Teachers for Private Marijuana Use
California Policy Manager, Drug Policy Alliance
Every time a well-intentioned lawmaker adds another collateral sanction or lifetime punishment for a drug violation, they advance the New Jim Crow, and further arm the drug war.
Albany Leaders -- What About Black New Yorkers?
Executive Director, Color Of Change
The targeting of Blacks and Latinos through biased law enforcement practices has split our state in half -- where the New York you live in depends on factors such as race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status
Watch Your Step: There Might Be a Needle on the Sidewalk
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.
Academic General Internist, Writer
Given the state's current political climate, it's unlikely Florida will change its drug paraphernalia laws any time soon, which means the residents of inner city Miami will need to continue to watch their step.
Police: Man On Drugs Crashed Car Before Jumping Into Another Car
Teen Exiting Amtrak Train Caught With 45 Pounds Of Pot
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Cops Asked To Stop Making Low-Level Marijuana Arrests
28 Arrested In Drug Raids In Amsterdam Houses
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