Drug Policy Alliance

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
More than 200 overdose prevention activists staged a protest on August 28, 2019—before the coronavirus pandemic—at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NYC office to call out the Democrat for not enacting evidence-based overdose prevention policies that could save lives. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
"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."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally against marijuana arrests in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
"We are urging the administration to abandon criminalization as a means to...
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Don't let anyone tell you that organizing doesn't matter."


A day after AIDS activists closed down the Capitol protesting President Obama's failure to lift the ban on funding needle exchanges as he promised during the election, a House subcommittee has superceded him and repealed the ban. Democrats cited scientific evidence that exchange programs help slow the spread of HIV. "Thirty-thousand people a year get HIV or Hepatitis C directly or indirectly from intravenous drug use," said Bill Piper of the Drug Policy Alliance. "That's 300,000 people that...