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.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Governor Cuomo Announces Marijuana Legalization Effort in 2021
Today, Governor Cuomo announced he will pursue legislation in 2021 to establish a legal market for marijuana in New York, which would effectively end marijuana prohibition in New York State and create a system to tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol for adults over the age of...
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Monday, December 21, 2020
Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Congress Eliminating Barriers for People with Criminal Convictions from Accessing Federal Student Aid
Today, in response to Congress including language in the year-end omnibus and Coronavirus relief package that would reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated people and eliminate the Aid Elimination Penalty, which denied federal student aid to people convicted of a drug law violation while...
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Thursday, December 10, 2020
200 Health Experts Urge President-Elect Biden to Reduce Incarceration Levels Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Today, the Drug Policy Alliance shared a letter , coordinated in partnership with The Sentencing Project, from 200 experts in the medical and public health community sent to President-elect Biden and the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board recommending substantial reductions in federal, state, and...
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Friday, December 04, 2020
In Historic Vote, House Passes Far-Reaching Marijuana Reform by 228 to 164 Votes
Today, in a historic vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R.3884) by a vote of 228 to 164, making it the first piece of comprehensive marijuana reform legislation that actually deschedules marijuana—and the only one...
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Wednesday, December 02, 2020
MORE Act Passes House Rules Committee, Guaranteeing Full House Floor Vote this Week
In response to the House Rules Committee advancing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R.3884), which marks the final procedural hurdle cleared before the bill comes to the House floor for a vote this week, Maritza Perez , Director of the Office of National...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Drug Policy Alliance Outlines Priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration’s First 100 Days
Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) released a list of priorities it is urging the Biden-Harris Administration to prioritize, particularly during its first 100 days in office. “We look forward to working in partnership with the Biden-Harris administration to pass meaningful drug policy reforms...
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Tuesday, November 03, 2020
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, by a XX-XX margin. 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...
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Launch of DEA’s Project Safeguard
In response to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announcing the launch of Project Safeguard —another attempt at escalating the failed drug war, which continues to ravage vulnerable communities— Maritza Perez , Director of the Office of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA),...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Drug Policy Alliance Statement on Release of Grand Jury’s Findings in Breonna Taylor Killing by Louisville Police
In response to the release of the grand jury’s findings—only indicting one of the three officers on a charge of “wanton endangerment”—in the horrific killing of Breonna Taylor by Louisville Police in what was a baseless no-knock warrant in a drug investigation, Kassandra Frederique , Executive...
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Friday, September 18, 2020
Drug Policy Alliance Statement on NYPD Killing of Dwanye Pritchett
In response to the abhorrent NYPD killing of Dwayne Pritchett while following his father’s 911 call for help for a mental health crisis—and the Attorney General’s office’s determination to not charge the officers who killed him because of findings of drug use— Melissa Moore , New York State...
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