Overview With less than 5 percent of the world’s population but nearly 25 percent of its incarcerated population, the United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world – largely due to the war on… Read More
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Extend your learning Learn about effective ways to address problematic opioid use and overdose. DPA has an action plan that outlines a robust response focused on effective treatment, harm reduction, prevention, and… Read More
DPA Podcast Episode 06: Dr. Malik Burnett On Marijuana Legalization As A Racial Justice Issue And Physicians For Legalization
Dr. Malik Burnett is a general surgeon and former DPA staff member who successfully led our campaign to pass Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana for adults in Washington, D.C. in 2014. Dr. Burnett is a… Read More
DPA Podcast Episode 03: Marvin Washington Connects The Dots - Marijuana, Athletes, Activism, NFL Protests & Drug War Policing
We're back with a timely new episode. This week we sat down with Marvin Washington, former NFL player and Super Bowl champion, to talk about the war on drugs, marijuana policies in sports, socially conscious athletes… Read More
This issue brief explains New York's new 911 Good Samaritan Law that went into effect on September 18, 2011. Enclosed is background information about overdose deaths in New York, details about the new law which seeks to… Read More
This report from the Immigration Legal Resource Center provides an analysis of California’s Proposition 64, or The Adult Use of Marijuana Act, and its potential impact on immigrants with marijuana offenses. The report… Read More
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… Read More
The drug war has increasingly become a war against migrant communities. It fuels racial profiling, border militarization, violence against immigrants, intrusive government surveillance and, especially, widespread… Read More
This fact sheet explains how 911 Good Samaritan laws can save lives. These laws protect people from arrest and prosecution for drug possession when they call 911 to report an overdose.
List of states with 911 Good Samaritan laws and/or naloxone access policies in place.