Fact Sheets

MDMA, often referred to as “ecstasy” or “molly”, is short for 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a psychoactive drug derived from safrole oil...

Marijuana’s medical efficacy derives largely from more than 70 unique chemicals – called cannabinoids – that each have important therapeutic properties. Currently, 23 states, the District of...

The Drug Policy Alliance supports S. 683 Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which would affirm the right of states to set their own medical marijuana policies, reschedule...

A Racial and Ethnic Impact Statement (REIS) requires policymakers proposing new legislation or changes to existing legislation to assess the potential impact on racial disparities. Such statements are similar to...

Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to seize cash, cars, real estate, or other property suspected of being connected to criminal activity. In civil forfeiture actions the property itself, rather than an...

En diciembre de 2013, Uruguay se convirtió en el primer país del mundo en legalizar completamente la producción, venta, y consumo de la marihuana para uso personal. Este documento es un resumen...

Una solución para reducir el número de personas en el sistema criminal, o deportadas, debido a violaciones a leyes de drogas es promulgar varias formas de descriminalización del uso y posesi...

Portugal promulgó una de las más amplias reformas a las leyes de drogas en el mundo cuando descriminalizó la posesión de bajo nivel y el uso de todas las drogas ilícitas hace m...

La DEA ha existido por más de cuarenta años, pero el Congreso rara vez ha revisado a la agencia, su desempeño, acciones, o su presupuesto de dos mil millones de dólares. Se ha puesto poca...

There are over 500 chemicals in the marijuana plant and about 80 of those are cannabinoids, which are the active ingredients. Concentrate producers harvest these from the plant and create a substance made up of only...

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