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Raw Story
Kratom could be criminalized this weekend if the DEA doesn’t back downneed an overhaul of the federal drug scheduling system,” says Grant Smith, depu
Kratom could be criminalized this weekend if the DEA doesn’t back down
Raw Story / Posted 10 hours ago
need an overhaul of the federal drug scheduling system,” says Grant Smith, deputy director of national affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). “It should be guided by science, not law enforcement.” Kratom, he says, provides an “opportunity... Read more
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Crosscut
Rigged game: inequality on the rise in legal pot industryrich off the "Green Rush," while minorities are often shut out. Bill Piper, Se
Rigged game: inequality on the rise in legal pot industry
Crosscut / Posted 2 days ago
rich off the "Green Rush," while minorities are often shut out. Bill Piper, Senior Director of National Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance, believes the legal cannabis industry is hurtling toward racial stratification, noting that only about 1... Read more
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NBC News
Jim Carrey lawsuit shines light on prescription drug addiction in U.S.get them from a physician," added Gaines. Art Way, the senior director of nati
Jim Carrey lawsuit shines light on prescription drug addiction in U.S.
NBC News / Posted 8 days ago
get them from a physician," added Gaines. Art Way, the senior director of national criminal justice reform strategy at the Drug Policy Alliance, argues that the entire way our society approaches this issue needs to be upended in order to stop the... Read more
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Style Weekly
Willie Nelson's Weed Line Photobombs Governor McAuliffehe’s in Virginia now that he is known to possess it, Coy says they “don’t have
Willie Nelson's Weed Line Photobombs Governor McAuliffe
Style Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
he’s in Virginia now that he is known to possess it, Coy says they “don’t have any comment on that.” A 2015 study by the Drug Policy Alliance, based on state data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shows that arrests for marijuana... Read more
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Fortune
Why There's a Push for Diversity in the Marijuana IndustryAmerica’s legal marijuana industry has a huge diversity problem—and it couldn’t
Why There's a Push for Diversity in the Marijuana Industry
Fortune / Posted 12 days ago
America’s legal marijuana industry has a huge diversity problem—and it couldn’t be more ironic. The Drug Policy Alliance estimates that less than 1% of the market to grow legal weed is owned or operated by people of color, a startling statistic... Read more
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News 10 NBC Rochester
New York lower than most states in rate of opioid prescriptionsunder review by the governor's counsel, spokesman Richard Azzopardi said. Gabr
New York lower than most states in rate of opioid prescriptions
News 10 NBC Rochester / Posted 12 days ago
under review by the governor's counsel, spokesman Richard Azzopardi said. Gabriel Sayegh, former managing director of the Drug Policy Alliance in New York, said the rise in opioid prescriptions and overdoses followed the lifting of the federal... Read more
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Newsmax
Wall Street Thinks It's High Time to Monetize Potharsh anti-drug measures. The fieriest speech was delivered by Ellen Flenniken
Wall Street Thinks It's High Time to Monetize Pot
Newsmax / Posted 12 days ago
harsh anti-drug measures. The fieriest speech was delivered by Ellen Flenniken, managing director of development at the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization that pushes for legalization, seeking to "roll back the excesses of the drug war ...... Read more
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East Bay Express
Watch: The Revolutionary Jay Z Video Op-Ed Against The Drug Waryou can’t fix centuries of apartheid by lifting penalties on one plant. The vi
Watch: The Revolutionary Jay Z Video Op-Ed Against The Drug War
East Bay Express / Posted 12 days ago
you can’t fix centuries of apartheid by lifting penalties on one plant. The video was produced with drug law reformers Drug Policy Alliance — who held a Washington DC meeting on racial equity in legal pot this week — as well as Revolve Impact.... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The DEA has a new plant in its crosshairsnecessary to accurately determine whether kratom has medicinal value. Jag Davi
The DEA has a new plant in its crosshairs
Connecticut Post / Posted 12 days ago
necessary to accurately determine whether kratom has medicinal value. Jag Davies, the communications director for the Drug Policy Alliance, reflected Hudak's concerns in a story for the Huffington Post on Wednesday. "Many people struggling... Read more
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Junkee
Jay Z Has A Released A Short Film Slamming The War On Drugs As An “Epic Fail”Times the film idea came about when “Dream Hampton, the filmmaker and a co-auth
Jay Z Has A Released A Short Film Slamming The War On Drugs As An “Epic Fail”
Junkee / Posted 12 days ago
Times the film idea came about when “Dream Hampton, the filmmaker and a co-author of Jay Z’s book ‘Decoded’, approached the Drug Policy Alliance about collaborating with Revolve Impact,” a social impact agency that connects artists with community... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
The DEA has a new plant in its crosshairsnecessary to accurately determine whether kratom has medicinal value. Jag Davi
The DEA has a new plant in its crosshairs
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
necessary to accurately determine whether kratom has medicinal value. Jag Davies, the communications director for the Drug Policy Alliance, reflected Hudak's concerns in a story for the Huffington Post on Wednesday. "Many people struggling... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
The DEA has a new plant in its crosshairsnecessary to accurately determine whether kratom has medicinal value. Jag Davi
The DEA has a new plant in its crosshairs
Stamford Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
necessary to accurately determine whether kratom has medicinal value. Jag Davies, the communications director for the Drug Policy Alliance, reflected Hudak's concerns in a story for the Huffington Post on Wednesday. "Many people struggling... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Jay Z thinks 'The war on drugs is an epic fail'lives in ISIS-occupied Syria. Dream Hampton, the filmmaker who co-authored Jay
Jay Z thinks 'The war on drugs is an epic fail'
Detroit Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
lives in ISIS-occupied Syria. Dream Hampton, the filmmaker who co-authored Jay Z’s book Decoded, collaborated with the Drug Policy Alliance on the project. In a 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, the rapper admitted he didn't know his own impact... Read more
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Reuters
Mexico president following California marijuana vote: state lawmakerthe war on drugs. A bill to legalize medical marijuana remains in Congress. Et
Mexico president following California marijuana vote: state lawmaker
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
the war on drugs. A bill to legalize medical marijuana remains in Congress. Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said he eventually expects Mexico to be swayed by the fiscal opportunities of regulated cannabis, which... Read more
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Business Insider
The Drug Enforcement Administration has another plant in its crosshairsnecessary to accurately determine whether kratom has medicinal value. Jag Davi
The Drug Enforcement Administration has another plant in its crosshairs
Business Insider / Posted 13 days ago
necessary to accurately determine whether kratom has medicinal value. Jag Davies, the communications director for the Drug Policy Alliance, reflected Hudak's concerns in a story for the Huffington Post on Wednesday. "Many people struggling... Read more
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USA Today
Jay Z thinks 'The war on drugs is an epic fail'lives in ISIS-occupied Syria. Dream Hampton, the filmmaker who co-authored Jay
Jay Z thinks 'The war on drugs is an epic fail'
USA Today / Posted 13 days ago
lives in ISIS-occupied Syria. Dream Hampton, the filmmaker who co-authored Jay Z’s book Decoded, collaborated with the Drug Policy Alliance on the project. In a 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, the rapper admitted he didn't know his own impact... Read more
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Hip-Hop Wired
Jay Z Breaks Down The Failure Of The War On Drugs [VIDEO]people—but it’s still a stereotypically “Black” drug. The project was conceive
Jay Z Breaks Down The Failure Of The War On Drugs [VIDEO]
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted 13 days ago
people—but it’s still a stereotypically “Black” drug. The project was conceived by dream hampton, who reached out to the Drug Policy Alliance about linking with Revolve Impact, an organization that connects influencers with community organizers... Read more
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Raw Story
Forget the ‘Aleppo’ gaffe: What’s really wrong with Gary Johnson is his Ayn Randian worldviewincluding drug policy reform, on the grounds that the current system isn’t cost
Forget the ‘Aleppo’ gaffe: What’s really wrong with Gary Johnson is his Ayn Randian worldview
Raw Story / Posted 18 days ago
including drug policy reform, on the grounds that the current system isn’t cost-effective. The problem with this, as Drug Policy Alliance Deputy State Director Laura Thomas points out: When you base policy decisions entirely on whether... Read more
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Boston Globe
Arkansas ballot will offer a new test for medical marijuanafederal level to ensure that federal law and state law work together,’’ said Ta
Arkansas ballot will offer a new test for medical marijuana
Boston Globe / Posted 19 days ago
federal level to ensure that federal law and state law work together,’’ said Tamar Todd, director of legal affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which is backing Fults’s proposal. ‘‘Certainly, adding Southern states and Southern constituencies to... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
California may soon legalize pot, but what does Jewish law say? | Californiato agree with Needleman on the spiritual potential of marijuana use. The manag
California may soon legalize pot, but what does Jewish law say? | California
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 19 days ago
to agree with Needleman on the spiritual potential of marijuana use. The manager of marijuana law and policy for the Drug Policy Alliance, Amanda Reiman, is among the top backers of Proposition 64 in the state. Reiman grew up in the Reform... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Arkansas ballot will offer a new test for medical marijuanafederal level to ensure that federal law and state law work together," said Tam
Arkansas ballot will offer a new test for medical marijuana
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
federal level to ensure that federal law and state law work together," said Tamar Todd, director of legal affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which is backing Fults' proposal. "Certainly adding Southern states and Southern constituencies to the... Read more
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The Columbian
Congress turning a new leaf on marijuanawith him. Not anymore. “I’ve got offices reaching out to me,” said Collins, d
Congress turning a new leaf on marijuana
The Columbian / Posted 19 days ago
with him. Not anymore. “I’ve got offices reaching out to me,” said Collins, deputy director of national affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit group that supports the legalization of marijuana. “It’s definitely a big... Read more
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Roll Call
Congress Turning a New Leaf on Marijuanahim. Not anymore. “I’ve got offices reaching out to me,” said Collins, the de
Congress Turning a New Leaf on Marijuana
Roll Call / Posted 20 days ago
him. Not anymore. “I’ve got offices reaching out to me,” said Collins, the deputy director of national affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit group that supports the legalization of marijuana. “It’s definitely a big... Read more
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Orange County Register
DEA marijuana reclassification behind scheduleto ignore research, and places politics above science,” Michael Collins, deputy
DEA marijuana reclassification behind schedule
Orange County Register / Posted 26 days ago
to ignore research, and places politics above science,” Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement following the decision. “In reality, marijuana should be descheduled and states... Read more
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WBGO-FM Newark
Christie Designates Money For Syringe Access Programthey have was ending. So this is a tremendous weight off our shoulders." Rosea
Christie Designates Money For Syringe Access Program
WBGO-FM Newark / Posted 27 days ago
they have was ending. So this is a tremendous weight off our shoulders." Roseanne Scotti, the state director of the Drug Policy Alliance, says the governor’s action will allow the syringe access programs to continue. “They are serving... Read more
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NJ.com
Christie saves N.J. clean needle program for addictsenough money. "We are ecstatic. Our hearts are bursting," said Roseanne Scott
Christie saves N.J. clean needle program for addicts
NJ.com / Posted 28 days ago
enough money. "We are ecstatic. Our hearts are bursting," said Roseanne Scotti, director of the New Jersey chapter of the Drug Policy Alliance, a fierce advocate for the program, said she was "deeply grateful" for the law's passage. "These... Read more
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North Bay Bohemian
Lock UpA report released by the Drug Policy Alliance this month finds that there were
Lock Up
North Bay Bohemian / Posted 28 days ago
A report released by the Drug Policy Alliance this month finds that there were nearly half a million felony and misdemeanor arrests related to marijuana in California between 2006 and 2015. Thousands of Californians are arrested annually for... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Group takes another crack at ‘your brain on drugs’ adadvantage of the research done on the effects of messages on audience.” Marsha
Group takes another crack at ‘your brain on drugs’ ad
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 29 days ago
advantage of the research done on the effects of messages on audience.” Marsha Rosenbaum, founder of Safety First at the Drug Policy Alliance, which provides anti-drug resources for parents, finds the tone of the new PSA calm and reasonable. She... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Group takes another crack at ‘your brain on drugs’ adadvantage of the research done on the effects of messages on audience.” Marsha
Group takes another crack at ‘your brain on drugs’ ad
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 29 days ago
advantage of the research done on the effects of messages on audience.” Marsha Rosenbaum, founder of Safety First at the Drug Policy Alliance, which provides anti-drug resources for parents, finds the tone of the new PSA calm and reasonable. She... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
Group takes another crack at 'your brain on drugs' adadvantage of the research done on the effects of messages on audience." Marsha
Group takes another crack at 'your brain on drugs' ad
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 29 days ago
advantage of the research done on the effects of messages on audience." Marsha Rosenbaum, founder of Safety First at the Drug Policy Alliance, which provides anti-drug resources for parents, finds the tone of the new PSA calm and reasonable. She... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Money and marijuana: Donors with ties to industry give to legalize potsales in California would grow to $6.5 billion by 2020 from $2.8 billion in 201
Money and marijuana: Donors with ties to industry give to legalize pot
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 1 months ago
sales in California would grow to $6.5 billion by 2020 from $2.8 billion in 2016. Lynne Lyman, state director for the Drug Policy Alliance, which includes the advocacy and political arm Drug Policy Action, downplayed the campaign’s reliance on... Read more

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