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California Passes Bill To Expunge Old Marijuana Convictions
It's estimated that more than 218,000 cases could be eligible if Gov. Jerry Brown signs it into law.
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Trump Makes The Case Against Drug Prohibition — In His Own Way
But if he actually believes this, it certainly isn’t guiding his administration’s drug policy.
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In These States, Past Marijuana Crimes Can Go Away
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Some states have made it possible for people to hide past convictions for possession, cultivation and manufacture of marijuana
Feds Prepare For A New War On Kratom, An Herbal Drug Many Swear By
The DEA had previously tried to ban it. Now the FDA is leading the charge.
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Here's What Donald Trump Should Have Said About Opioids
Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno
Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
"The war on drugs has failed to deliver on its promise."
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There Was One Arrest For Drug Possession Every 25 Seconds In 2016
Director of Communications Strategy, Drug Policy Alliance
The drug war rages on.
Yuri Gripas / Reuters
Trump Still Hasn't Officially Declared The Opioid Crisis A National Emergency
More than a month ago, Trump announced he was "drawing documents now" to tackle "a serious problem, the likes of which we have never had."
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Ongoing NYC Marijuana Arrests Are Not A Joke
Melissa Moore is the New York State Deputy Director at Drug Po...
During the recent Democratic mayoral primary debate, Mayor de Blasio made light of questions around his personal marijuana
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5 Policy Solutions Proven To Prevent Fatal Overdoses
Policy Coordinator, Drug Policy Alliance
August 31st marks International Overdose Awareness Day, a day to commemorate those whose lives were cut short by drug overdoses
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Because Of The Drug War, There Is Virtually No Heroin Without Fentanyl In Many Places
Manager of social media and media relations at the Drug Policy...
Why is it becoming harder to find heroin without fentanyl?
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Trump And Sessions Unmask Historical Links Between The Drug War And White Supremacy
Drug Policy Alliance, Director of National Affairs
Sessions has rolled back decades of criminal justice reform.
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Drug Possession Is No Longer A Felony Offense In Oregon
The new law applies to people found with small amounts of hard drugs like cocaine, heroin and LSD. But there are some caveats.
Bryan Woolston / Reuters
Senate Bill Would Cut Millions Of People From Health Care And Escalate Opioid Crisis
Manager of communications and marketing, Drug Policy Alliance
There is considerable overlap between states that expanded Medicaid through the ACA and states that have been hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
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California's Marijuana Legalization Law Is Retroactively Reducing Or Eliminating People's Records And Changing Their Lives
Policy coordinator, Drug Policy Alliance
I am what you call a policy wonk. I work to end the war on drugs and dismantle the criminal justice system through polices
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Drug Policy Alliance And ACLU Of California Sue City Of Fontana To Uphold Rights Granted By California's Marijuana Legalization Law
Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance
Local governments cannot undermine or undo what their voters and what the voters of California have embraced.
Paulo Whitaker / Reuters
No Humanity In São Paulo’s Violent Crackdown On Cracolândia
Senior International Policy Manager, Drug Policy Alliance
At dawn on Sunday, a neighborhood in the center of São Paulo, Brazil awoke to a violent and unanticipated onslaught of nearly
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The Left/Right Challenge To The Failed 'War On Drugs'
Consumer advocate, lawyer and author
More and more conservatives and liberals are agreeing that the so-called “war on drugs” needs serious rethinking.
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