Drug Policy Alliance

DPA Network is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We envision new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights and a just society in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.

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Monday, September 24, 2018
Trump to Host UN Meeting on Drug Policy, Promising “Photo Op” for Countries That Rally Behind Him and the Drug War
On September 24, Trump will kick off his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly by hosting an event on “The World Drug Problem,” at which UN Member States can pose for a photo with Trump before he gives remarks. The event is tied to “ The Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Friday 8/31: International Overdose Awareness Day March
Activists and family members who have lost loved ones to overdose will march through Manhattan on International Overdose Awareness Day to demand Gov. Cuomo take action on the overdose crisis. Amid the seventh straight year of increased overdose deaths in NYC--2017 being the deadliest year on record...
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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Growth in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Despite Legalization
Recently released data from the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department shows that racial disparities in arrests for marijuana remain high, despite marijuana becoming legal for adult use in 2015. In 2017, 86% of arrestees were Black, despite the fact that Black residents make up only...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Moms From Across the Nation Propose a Better Way to Save Lives and Solve the Opioid Overdose Crisis
On Valentine’s Day Moms United to End the War on Drugs is launching our “True Love, Not Tough Love” campaign. Moms reject paternalist drug policies that circumvent our maternal wisdom and replace it with cruel, anti-family values. We have insight as moms that others don’t have, so we are speaking...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Drug Policy Alliance Statement: State of the Union Addresses Opioids, Prison Reform
The following is a statement from Grant Smith, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, in response to tonight’s State of the Union remarks on the opioid crisis: “President Trump repeatedly claims that his administration is committed to ending the opioid overdose crisis but...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
State of the Union: President Trump Expected to Address Opioid Addiction and Overdose
In tonight’s State of the Union, President Trump is widely expected to address his administration’s response to opioid addiction and overdose. While Trump has repeatedly promised to prioritize opioid addiction and overdose, going so far as to declare a national public health emergency , his...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Advocates Applaud NYPD Openness on “Safer Consumption Spaces” but Question City Hall's Inaction
Yesterday, Commissioner James O’Neill’s said that the NYPD was in conversation with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about the city implementing safer consumption spaces (also known as safe injection facilities) in response to the unrelenting overdose crisis. “This is about the sanctity...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Thursday: Following Votes on Legalizing Marijuana in NH and VT, New York State Legislators Hold Public Hearing on Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use
On January 11, 2018 , the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Health, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse will convene a public hearing to discuss the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would legalize the production, distribution, and use of...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Advocates Watching to See if President Trump Escalates Hardline “War on Drugs” Pending Opioid Emergency Declaration
On Thursday, President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency on the opioid overdose crisis. Trump indicated nearly three months ago in July that he planned to accept a recommendation to declare a national emergency that was made by his bipartisan opioid commission headed by New Jersey...
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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
TODAY: Elected Officials, Community Members and Civil Rights Groups Demand Racial Equity in New York's Response to the Heroin and Opioid Crisis
Today, elected officials, community members, civil rights and legal advocates, and drug policy reformers joined together to call for the inclusion of communities of color in Albany’s response to heroin and opioids. In the midst of the opioid crisis, lawmakers and the media have increasingly...
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