The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and a diverse group of national and state groups filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Timbs v. Indiana, a case wrestling with issues at the heart of civil asset… Read More
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Recent research on opioid use in states with medical marijuana laws suggests that legal access to marijuana can lead to a decrease in prescription opioid use, as well as reductions in opioid-related harms, including… Read More
One of the most egregious outcomes of marijuana prohibition is that many seriously ill people cannot legally access the medicine that works best for them. Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto… Read More
In early January, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Mr. “good people don’t smoke marijuana”) began the year by firing a shot across the bow to states that have legalized marijuana. Will it have a chilling effect?… Read More
Helen Alvillar lost her son to overdose. Vernon Lewis is an overdose prevention coordinator who trains people to use naloxone. Watch their stories and then learn more about how naloxone saves lives.
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
Letter from New Mexico Clinicians, Social Service Providers, and Health Professionals in Support of Medical Cannabis for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Last updated April 17, 2018 For more than two decades New Mexico has suffered from a disproportionate rate of opioid overdoses compared to nearly every other state in the nation. Opioid overdoses are the leading cause… 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
The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program has helped these people improve their quality of life and become active members of their family and society again. View their stories to learn about the struggles they endured… Read More
So Far, So Good: What We Know About Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C.
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, distribution and… Read More