Fact Sheets

These are ten top facts about marijuana policy and effects, with detailed supporting information and citations.

DPA opposes efforts to criminalize and incarcerate people simply for using or possessing prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. Instead, we recommend policies that deal with prescription drug use and misuse...

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-three states and the District of Columbia have passed...

Una de las consecuencias más indignantes de la prohibición de la marihuana es que muchas personas gravemente enfermas no tienen acceso legal a la medicina que funciona mejor para ellas. Veintitré...

Need-to-know facts about women, prison and the drug war.

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...

Marijuana-infused products, often referred to as “edibles”, are an important part of the burgeoning marijuana market. However, proper regulation is necessary to ensure reliability and safety. DPA believes...

Drug courts have spread across the country, yet available research does not support their continued expansion. Most drug courts do not reduce imprisonment, do not save money or improve public safety, and fail to help...

In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana for personal use. This document is a summary of the key provisions of the law.

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La guerra contra las drogas se ha convertido en una guerra contra las comunidades migrantes. Alimenta la discriminación racial, la militarización de la frontera, la violencia contra los migrantes, la...

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