Drug Policy Alliance
House Democrats removed language that was in an earlier version of the bill which would have excluded some of those most impacted by failed drug policies from participating in the marijuana industry.
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."
"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."
"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."
'50 Years in the Making': In Historic Vote Against Failed War on Drugs, House Passes Marijuana Decriminalization
"Don't let anyone tell you that organizing doesn't matter."
'Taking Sledgehammer' to Failed US Drug War, Oregon Votes to Decriminalize Narcotics as Five States Legalize Marijuana
"Huge night against the 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."
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.
'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."
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."
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"