Statement from Drug Policy Alliance’s Emily Kaltenbach: Arizona Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis — New Mexico Can Follow Suit this Coming January

Social Equity and Community Reinvestment Must Be Focus of New Mexico Legalization Bill “Arizona has overwhelmingly approved cannabis legalization in their ballot initiative yesterday. As early as November 30th, adults in Arizona will be able to possess up to one ounce and cultivate up to six plants for personal use.  It’s now up to state […]

Statement from Drug Policy Alliance’s Emily Kaltenbach: Arizona Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis — New Mexico Can Follow Suit this Coming January

Social Equity and Community Reinvestment Must Be Focus of New Mexico Legalization Bill “Arizona has overwhelmingly approved cannabis legalization in their ballot initiative yesterday. As early as November 30th, adults in Arizona will be able to possess up to one ounce and cultivate up to six plants for personal use.  It’s now up to state […]

Statement from Drug Policy Alliance’s Melissa Moore: New Jersey Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis — New York Can Set National Example for Comprehensive Cannabis Reform

Social Equity and Community Reinvestment Must Be Focus of New York Legalization Bill “Congratulations to our neighbors in New Jersey who overwhelmingly approved marijuana legalization in their ballot initiative yesterday; their legislature will now consider a bill to establish legal marijuana use for adults over 21. New Yorkers approve of legalization by a 2 to […]

Statement from Drug Policy Alliance’s Melissa Moore: New Jersey Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis — New York Can Set National Example for Comprehensive Cannabis Reform

Social Equity and Community Reinvestment Must Be Focus of New York Legalization Bill “Congratulations to our neighbors in New Jersey who overwhelmingly approved marijuana legalization in their ballot initiative yesterday; their legislature will now consider a bill to establish legal marijuana use for adults over 21. New Yorkers approve of legalization by a 2 to […]

Drug Policy Action’s Measure 110 Prevails, Making Oregon the First U.S. State to Decriminalize All Drugs & Expand Access to Addiction and Health Services

Tonight, in a historic victory, Oregon voters approved Measure 110, the nation’s first all-drug decriminalization measure. This win represents a substantial shift in public perception and support in favor of treating drug use as a matter of public health, best met with access to treatment and other health services, rather than criminalization. The initiative was […]

Drug Policy Action’s Measure 110 Prevails, Making Oregon the First U.S. State to Decriminalize All Drugs & Expand Access to Addiction and Health Services

Tonight, in a historic victory, Oregon voters approved Measure 110, the nation’s first all-drug decriminalization measure. This win represents a substantial shift in public perception and support in favor of treating drug use as a matter of public health, best met with access to treatment and other health services, rather than criminalization. The initiative was […]

Drug Policy Alliance and HIPS Lead Coalition of Community Groups Urging for an End to the Criminalization of Harm Reduction Supplies Criminalized under DC’s Paraphernalia Laws

This week, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and HIPS sent a letter – signed by over 30 other local and national organizations – calling on the DC Council, and Judiciary Chairman Charles Allen, to remove criminal penalties for the possession and distribution of harm reduction supplies currently criminalized under the District’s strict drug paraphernalia laws. […]

Drug Policy Alliance and HIPS Lead Coalition of Community Groups Urging for an End to the Criminalization of Harm Reduction Supplies Criminalized under DC’s Paraphernalia Laws

This week, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and HIPS sent a letter – signed by over 30 other local and national organizations – calling on the DC Council, and Judiciary Chairman Charles Allen, to remove criminal penalties for the possession and distribution of harm reduction supplies currently criminalized under the District’s strict drug paraphernalia laws. […]

DPA's “Safety First” Drug Education Curriculum Goes Remote to Meet New E-learning Reality of COVID-19

Science & Health-Based Lessons Designed to Engage Students Virtually Through Interactive Activities and Discussion Focused on Reducing Drug-Related Harms With the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changing the way we live, work and learn, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) has launched a distance learning version of Safety First to meet the growing needs of remote learning and […]

DPA Rolls Out “Safety First” Drug Education Curriculum

Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) launched Safety First, the first of its kind drug education curriculum aimed at providing high school students with honest and scientifically accurate information that empowers them to reduce drug-related harms.  The curriculum was first piloted and evaluated at Bard Early College High School in Manhattan in Spring 2018, and […]