Publications

The Ally is the Drug Policy Alliance's member newsletter. We love to hear from our members – if you have questions or feedback, contact The Ally at newsletter [at] drugpolicy [dot] org.
DPA advocates for sharing reliable, accurate information about commonly used drugs so we can promote public health and reduce the harms around drug use. This booklet, produced by our New Mexico office, is designed to...
Rates of opioid use, dependence, and overdose in the United States are reaching epidemic-level proportions. In this action plan, DPA outlines a robust response focused on effective treatment, harm reduction, prevention...
Synthetic opioids refer to a category of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) that are either known to be opiates or have opiate-like effects. Fentanyl is perhaps the most well-known of the synthetic opioids, since...
In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first two U.S. states – and the first two jurisdictions in the world – to approve ending marijuana prohibition and legally regulating marijuana production,...
Short of legalization, California has some of the most permissive marijuana possession laws in the United States, yet law enforcement continues to arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate thousands of people annually for...
Marijuana Facts is intended for people seeking answers to some of the most common questions about marijuana use, its effects, and the rapidly-shifting legal landscape. This booklet addresses 15 frequently-asked...
New York became the 23rd state to roll out its medical marijuana program on January 7, 2016. The law has been criticized as being one of the most restrictive and burdensome programs in the country. This report, an...
New data analyses conducted by the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California find that racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted, following the reduction of low-level marijuana possession from a...
"Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests in Virginia (2003-2013)" reveals that marijuana possession arrests in Virginia have increased dramatically in recent years despite a nationwide trend in favor of...
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