In this video, Senator Cory Booker (NJ) discusses the Marijuana Justice Act, a groundbreaking bill he introduced in the U.S. Senate that would end federal marijuana prohibition, support racial justice, and help… Read More
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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
Decriminalization of marijuana possession is a necessary first step toward more comprehensive reforms of the drug prohibition regime. Yet decriminalization alone does not address many of the greatest harms of… 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
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
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
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… Read More