Fact Sheets

Marijuana’s medical efficacy derives largely from more than 70 unique chemicals – called cannabinoids – that each have important therapeutic properties. Currently, 23 states, one U.S. territory (...

Learn about naloxone, a low-cost, non-narcotic drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose.

Overdose prevention efforts around the nation demonstrate the immense value and efficacy of a public health and safety approach to the problem of drug misuse in society. Proven strategies are available to reduce the...

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...

List of states with 911 Good Samaritan laws and/or naloxone access policies in place.

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...

Las cortes de drogas se han expandido a lo largo de Estados Unidos y a varios otros países, aunque las investigaciones disponibles no respaldan que eso continúe. La mayoría de las cortes de...

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...

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...

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