Fact Sheets

Marijuana arrests are the engine driving the U.S. war on drugs. In 2013, there were 693,482 marijuana arrests in the U.S. – more than 45 percent of all drug arrests. Nearly 88 percent of these arrests were for...

The Obama administration says that drug use should be treated as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue. Yet both his budget and his drug policies continue to emphasize enforcement, prosecution and...

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...

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...

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...

In 2012, Colorado and Washington State became the first two jurisdictions to legally regulate marijuana, followed by Uruguay becoming the first country to do so in 2013. This table provides a comparison of the main...

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