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Drug Policy Alliance


Showing 'Better, More Just World Is Possible,' Oregon Decriminalizes Low-Level Possession of All Drugs

"Today, the first domino of our cruel and inhumane war on drugs has fallen—setting off what we expect to be a cascade of other efforts centering health over criminalization."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Because 'Time for Urgent, Bold Change Is Now,' 200+ Groups Tell Biden to End Failed War on Drugs

"We are urging the administration to abandon criminalization as a means to address substance use, and instead ensure universal access to equitable evidence-based solutions rooted in racial and economic justice and compassion."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Biden’s Drug Czar Must Be Someone Willing to Diverge From Our Country’s Failed Drug War

"We are at a crossroads—and the Biden-Harris administration has the power to make an incredibly important decision with its handling of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and who leads it."

Maritza Perez ·




DEA's "Project Safeguard" Latest Salvo in Failed US War on Drugs

"It is astonishing that in the midst of a pandemic and calls for police reform, the DEA is using the same old heavy-handed tactics to address a public health issue."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Weed Killers: Bowing to Blue Dogs, Democratic Leadership Delays 'Enormously Popular' Marijuana Legalization Bill Until After Election

"If you're trying to punt it as a result of a political calculation, I disagree with that calculation," Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said earlier of the MORE Act.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Absolutely History' in the Making: Advocates Applaud House Democrats for Scheduled Vote on Federal Marijuana Legalization

"This bill meets the political moment, and it also happens to be an incredibly bipartisan opportunity."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Pledging to Treat Opioid Epidemic 'Like the Public Health Crisis That It Is,' Warren Unveils CARE Act

"This crisis has been driven by greed, pure and simple. It's about money and power in America — who has it, and who doesn't."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


As Bernie Sanders Says 'No Apologies' for His Position, 70+ Groups Back Call for Prisoner Voting Rights

The advocacy organizations called on all 2020 presidential candidates to "publicly commit to ending felony disenfranchisement"

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·