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Statement on Biden Administration’s First Year Drug Policy Priorities

Washington, D.C.—In response to the White House Office of National Drug Control Strategy (ONDCP) announcing the Biden Administration’s first year drug policy priorities, Maritza Perez, Director of the Office of National Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, released the...

IT’S OFFICIAL: Governor Signs New York Marijuana Legalization into Law

Albany, NY – In response to Governor Cuomo signing marijuana legalization into law, following the New York State Legislature’s overwhelmingly approval of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S.854-A/A.1248-A) last night, Melissa Moore, New York State Director of the...

VICTORY: DPA Hails Historic Passage of Marijuana Legalization in New York

Marijuana Prohibition is Ending in New York as the State Becomes a National Leader for Reform ...

Oregon Legislature Approves $20 Million in Immediate Funding for Health & Harm Reduction Services Outlined in Measure 110

Portland, OR – In a dramatic recognition of the urgency of providing treatment, health and harm reduction services in conjunction with the all-drug decriminalization provisions outlined in Measure 110 that went into effect February 1, the Oregon Joint Ways...

Statement on Biden Administration Terminating Staffers for Past Marijuana Use

DPA Tells Biden Administration Change Starts at the Top, and it’s Time to Stop Using Marijuana Stigma to Rob People of their Livelihoods ...

70+ Groups Join Forces to Urge Legislature to Pass Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act

1199/SEIU, NAACP, Drug Policy Alliance, Working Families Party, Citizen Action Issue Letter to Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins & Speaker Heastie to Pass MRTA Groups: Legislation Must Place Justice, Reinvestment & Social...

Social Justice-Centered Cannabis Legalization Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee, Clearing Path to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, NM – With the Senate Judiciary Committee Voting in Favor of Cannabis Legalization, Emily Kaltenbach, Senior Director for Resident States and New Mexico for the Drug Policy Alliance, released the following statement: “As the clock begins to run...

New Report Shows Persistent Racial Disparities and Economic Impacts in Marijuana Arrests Across New York

New York, NY – A new report released today by the Drug Policy Alliance and the Public Science Project at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Inequitable Marijuana Criminalization, COVID-19, and Socioeconomic Disparities: The Case for Community Reinvestment in New York,...

New Research Sends Stark Warning of Rise in Overdose Deaths Among Latino Population in California

Trends Suggest Attention and Resources Need to be Urgently Allocated to Latino Communities to Turn the Tide Los Angeles, CA – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance released The Impact of the Overdose Crisis on the Latino Community in California, new...

New Siena Poll Shows Nearly 60% of New Yorkers Support Marijuana Legalization

New York Legislature & Gov. Cuomo Must Legalize Cannabis the Right Way by Passing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) Now New York, NY — In response to a new Siena poll released today, showing nearly 60% of New...

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