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, April 04, 2016
Tuesday: California Assembly Committee Hearing on Supervised Consumption Services for People Who Use Drugs
Tuesday, April 5, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee will hold a legislative hearing on AB 2495 (Eggman) to permit localities to establish supervised consumption services (SCS), which allow individuals to consume controlled substances in a safe space, provide sterile equipment, and...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
President Obama Grants Clemency to 61 Individuals in Federal Prison for Drug Offenses
Today, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 people incarcerated in federal prison for drug offenses. This follows the commutation of 95 people in December, 2015, 45 people in July of that year, 22 people in March 2015, and 8 people in December of 2014. All of those who received...
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Monday, March 28, 2016
Tuesday in Kentucky: Press Conference to Push Senator McConnell to Schedule Vote on Criminal Justice Bill
On the afternoon of March 29, Kentucky advocates, including faith leaders and students, will hold a press conference outside the Lexington office of Sen. Mitch McConnell, to demand that he bring an important criminal justice reform bill to the Senate floor for a vote. The Sentencing Reform and...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Top Adviser to Richard Nixon Admitted that 'War on Drugs' was Policy Tool to Go After Anti-War Protesters and 'Black People'
A decades old quote from President Nixon's administration is making front page news and being shared widely around the web. The quote from John Ehrlichman, who served as President Richard Nixon’s domestic policy chief gained new notoriety after appearing in a cover story in Harper’s Magazine by...
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Supreme Court Rejects Nebraska and Oklahoma Lawsuit Over Colorado Marijuana Legalization
Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the case brought by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado over its marijuana legalization law. Oklahoma and Nebraska had claimed the Colorado law had created an increased law enforcement burden in neighboring states. The suit, filed by...
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Friday, March 11, 2016
World Leaders Call Upcoming UN Special Session An "Historic Opportunity" to End Failed War on Drugs
A bold public statement was released today by the Global Commission on Drug Policy stating that “an historic opportunity to achieve more humane and effective drug policy is at risk.” The Commission is referring to the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs -- a...
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Monday, August 17, 2015
White House Opiate Overdose Program Announced Today is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
The Obama Administration announced a new program today to fund “public health-public safety partnerships” to address the heroin and prescription opioid crisis. The new program would hire 15 drug intelligence officers and 15 health policy analysts to work within High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area...
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Monday, July 13, 2015
President Obama Grants Clemency to 46 People, Will Make Big Push for Criminal Justice Reform This Week
Today, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 people incarcerated in federal prison. This follows the commutation of eight people incarcerated in federal prison for drug offenses in December of 2014, and 22 in March 2015. Fourteen of the people who received commutations today were...
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Monday, July 06, 2015
Marijuana Legalization in Washington State: One-Year Status Report
As several states consider marijuana legalization initiatives, all eyes are on the initial outcomes of Washington’s marijuana law. In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first two states to pass laws taxing and regulating marijuana. Wednesday will mark the one-year anniversary of retail...
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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Congress Votes to End DEA's Invasive Bulk Data Collection Program and Slashes Agency's Budget
Legislators voted by a simple voice vote last night to end the DEA’s controversial bulk data collection programs, as part of the U.S. House of Representatives' consideration of the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill. The House also passed three amendments that cut $...
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