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Nearly 70 Organizations Send Letter to Congress Outlining Concerns with Extending DEA Fentanyl Scheduling

The Drug Policy Alliance signed this letter along with nearly 70 other organizations representing civil rights, criminal justice, faith and drug policy communities to the House of Representatives outlining concerns with a fentanyl-related bill that is expected to receive a vote on the House floor. The bill temporarily extends the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “class-wide” emergency scheduling of fentanyl-related substances. The letter warns that the bill will exacerbate already disturbing trends in federal drug prosecutions and incarceration levels and reverse progress on bipartisan sentencing reform efforts among other concerns.

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