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Denver Post
Piper: What's missing in drug laws: Scienceprocess to ensure that decisions on whether to criminalize a drug or not, and w
Piper: What's missing in drug laws: Science
Denver Post / Posted 4 days ago
process to ensure that decisions on whether to criminalize a drug or not, and whether and how to regulate it, are decided by an objective, independent scientific process. Bill Piper is senior director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Allian... Read more
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Orange County Register
Forfeiting asset forfeiturelaw enforcement agencies in California, going the federal route has been the mu
Forfeiting asset forfeiture
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
law enforcement agencies in California, going the federal route has been the much more lucrative option. In 2015, the Drug Policy Alliance issued a report discussing how participation in federal asset forfeiture programs has distorted local... Read more
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Raw Story
How the rumors about Prince’s death show Americans’ lack of skill in using drugsProgram. His website is Peele.net. Dr. Peele has won career achievement awards
How the rumors about Prince’s death show Americans’ lack of skill in using drugs
Raw Story / Posted 8 days ago
Program. His website is Peele.net. Dr. Peele has won career achievement awards from the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies and the Drug Policy Alliance. He is currently working on an e-book: How to Use Drugs. You can follow him on Twitter: @sp... Read more
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BBC News
Marijuana law reform: Mexico's president changes tackago which paved the way for a national debate on marijuana. "I think it's huge
Marijuana law reform: Mexico's president changes tack
BBC News / Posted 9 days ago
ago which paved the way for a national debate on marijuana. "I think it's hugely significant," says Hannah Herzer of the Drug Policy Alliance regarding the conversations and changes going on in Mexico. "It wasn't done because those that are... Read more
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Salon.com
America’s most evil governor strikes again: Maine’s Paul LePage vetos lifesaving Heroin overdose antidote billwho dispense the antidote when “acting in good faith and with reasonable care.”
America’s most evil governor strikes again: Maine’s Paul LePage vetos lifesaving Heroin overdose antidote bill
Salon.com / Posted 11 days ago
who dispense the antidote when “acting in good faith and with reasonable care.” The director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, Bill Piper, said that by vetoing L.D. 1547 LePage essentially said that “saving lives perpetuates... Read more
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TribLIVE
Mexico considers loosening marijuana lawNational University. “It is a process we can all feel satisfied with.” Ethan N
Mexico considers loosening marijuana law
TribLIVE / Posted 12 days ago
National University. “It is a process we can all feel satisfied with.” Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance, called the measure “a modest but important step in the right direction. ... The problem, of course, is... Read more
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The Washington Times
Cannibis festival in D.C. will push pot legalizationremain near their all-time peak, with over 700,000 arrests annually,” said Kait
Cannibis festival in D.C. will push pot legalization
The Washington Times / Posted 12 days ago
remain near their all-time peak, with over 700,000 arrests annually,” said Kaitlyn Boecker, a policy analyst at the Drug Policy Alliance who also served on the festival’s steering committee. “Attending the NCF is a fantastic opportunity to... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 ozNational University. "It is a process we can all feel satisfied with." Ethan N
Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 12 days ago
National University. "It is a process we can all feel satisfied with." Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance, called the measure "a modest but important step in the right direction. ... The problem, of course, is... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 ozNational University. "It is a process we can all feel satisfied with." Ethan N
Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 12 days ago
National University. "It is a process we can all feel satisfied with." Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance, called the measure "a modest but important step in the right direction. ... The problem, of course, is... Read more
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CBS News
Mexico proposes raising limit on marijuana for personal useand Paraguay considers up to 10 grams as possession for personal use. Ethan Na
Mexico proposes raising limit on marijuana for personal use
CBS News / Posted 12 days ago
and Paraguay considers up to 10 grams as possession for personal use. Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance, called the measure "a modest but important step in the right direction. ... The problem, of course, is... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 ozand Paraguay considers up to 10 grams as possession for personal use. Ethan Na
Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 12 days ago
and Paraguay considers up to 10 grams as possession for personal use. Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance, called the measure "a modest but important step in the right direction. ... The problem, of course, is... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 ozand Paraguay considers up to 10 grams as possession for personal use. Ethan Na
Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 12 days ago
and Paraguay considers up to 10 grams as possession for personal use. Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance, called the measure "a modest but important step in the right direction. ... The problem, of course, is... Read more
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ABC News
Mexico Proposes Raising Limit on Decriminalized Pot to 1 Ozmarket of producers who can sell through a network of pharmacies. Ethan Nadelm
Mexico Proposes Raising Limit on Decriminalized Pot to 1 Oz
ABC News / Posted 12 days ago
market of producers who can sell through a network of pharmacies. Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance, called the measure "a modest but important step in the right direction. ... The problem, of course, is... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Maine Governor Vetoes Legislation Seeking to Increase Access to Life-saving Overdose Antidote Naloxonelives perpetuates addiction and that it is better to let people die” said Bill
Maine Governor Vetoes Legislation Seeking to Increase Access to Life-saving Overdose Antidote Naloxone
CommonDreams.org / Posted 12 days ago
lives perpetuates addiction and that it is better to let people die” said Bill Piper, director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. “Family and friends are more often than not the first to come into contact with a person experiencing... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Q&A with Founders of Cannabis Festival: ‘We Want to Show All Aspects of the Community’Phillips, founder and CEO of High Street PR; Dr. Malik Burnett of Johns Hopkins
Q&A with Founders of Cannabis Festival: ‘We Want to Show All Aspects of the Community’
Washington City Paper / Posted 12 days ago
Phillips, founder and CEO of High Street PR; Dr. Malik Burnett of Johns Hopkins University and former policy manager of the Drug Policy Alliance; Rose Donna, co-owner of the Wonderland Ballroom and Dew Drop Inn; Morgan Fox, communications manager... Read more
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Boston Globe
Marijuana legalization in New England is stalled by opiate crisisis not just a West Coast phenomenon; it’s also an East Coast one,” said Ethan N
Marijuana legalization in New England is stalled by opiate crisis
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
is not just a West Coast phenomenon; it’s also an East Coast one,” said Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. But the future of the Vermont bill is unclear. A bid to place a referendum on the ballot in... Read more
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iol.co.za
UN drugs summit fails to reach consensusseeds were planted that will mature and blossom in coming years,” Ethan Nadelma
UN drugs summit fails to reach consensus
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
seeds were planted that will mature and blossom in coming years,” Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance, said of the outcomes document, which was largely negotiated more than a month ago in Vienna. His group... Read more
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Rappler
Indonesia jeered at UN meeting after backing death penalty for drug offensesequipment programs as well as antiretroviral therapy and other relevant interve
Indonesia jeered at UN meeting after backing death penalty for drug offenses
Rappler / Posted 14 days ago
equipment programs as well as antiretroviral therapy and other relevant interventions." Ethan Nadelmann, who heads the Drug Policy Alliance, which is pushing for reform, said the UN text was a "notable improvement" but still "quite limited and... Read more
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DW
World governments consider changing course from 'war on drugs' |policies that focus more on human rights and public health, rather than the jus
World governments consider changing course from 'war on drugs' |
DW / Posted 14 days ago
policies that focus more on human rights and public health, rather than the justice system. Ethan Nadelmann, who heads the Drug Policy Alliance, is among those looking to accelerate reforms. He said the UN text was a "notable improvement" but still... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
World's nations urged to look beyond war on drugswhich have felt the brunt of the war on drugs with an explosion of crime and vi
World's nations urged to look beyond war on drugs
News 24 South Africa / Posted 14 days ago
which have felt the brunt of the war on drugs with an explosion of crime and violence. Ethan Nadelmann, who heads the Drug Policy Alliance which is pushing for reform, said the UN text was a "notable improvement" but still "quite limited and... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C. Council Permanently Bans Pot Clubs in What Critics See as a Loss to CongressFriday. "By passing this bill the Council has turned its back on marijuana ref
D.C. Council Permanently Bans Pot Clubs in What Critics See as a Loss to Congress
Washington City Paper / Posted 14 days ago
Friday. "By passing this bill the Council has turned its back on marijuana reform," Kaitlyn Boecker, an analyst for the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement. "In spite of all the talk of promoting District autonomy and control over local... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
3-day UN special session on drug policy starts Tuesdaypoor and ethnic minorities, and mostly for non-violent offenses. Ethan Nadelma
3-day UN special session on drug policy starts Tuesday
Manila Bulletin / Posted 15 days ago
poor and ethnic minorities, and mostly for non-violent offenses. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance which organized the open letter, predicted Monday that this week’s session would be a notable... Read more
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CTV News
UN to host first special session on drug policy in nearly 20 yearspoor and ethnic minorities, and mostly for non-violent offences. Ethan Nadelma
UN to host first special session on drug policy in nearly 20 years
CTV News / Posted 15 days ago
poor and ethnic minorities, and mostly for non-violent offences. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance which organized the open letter, predicted Monday that this week's session would be a notable... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Marijuana Advocates Gear Up for Tuesday’s Final Vote on Cannabis Club Banban." The latter would require at least one person to change their previous vot
Marijuana Advocates Gear Up for Tuesday’s Final Vote on Cannabis Club Ban
Washington City Paper / Posted 18 days ago
ban." The latter would require at least one person to change their previous vote. Kaitlyn Boecker, an analyst for the Drug Policy Alliance, says that if the Council approves the ban, it would essentially tie its own hands: A congressional... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Over 1,000 Leaders Worldwide Call for End to "Disastrous" Drug War, Ahead of UN Special Sessionand diversity of the leaders who signed this letter is unprecedented,” said Eth
Over 1,000 Leaders Worldwide Call for End to "Disastrous" Drug War, Ahead of UN Special Session
CommonDreams.org / Posted 18 days ago
and diversity of the leaders who signed this letter is unprecedented,” said Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which orchestrated the initiative in collaboration with dozens of allied organizations and individuals... Read more
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The Source Weekly
Oregon and World Leaders Call for End to “Disastrous” Drug War, Ahead of UN Special Sessionand diversity of the leaders who signed this letter is unprecedented,” said Eth
Oregon and World Leaders Call for End to “Disastrous” Drug War, Ahead of UN Special Session
The Source Weekly / Posted 19 days ago
and diversity of the leaders who signed this letter is unprecedented,” said Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which orchestrated the initiative in collaboration with dozens of allied organizations and individuals... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Calls for change in UN drug policyin advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19.
Calls for change in UN drug policy
Sky News Australia / Posted 19 days ago
in advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19. It was released by the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance. Ethan Nadelmann, the DPA's executive director, said the number of people sympathetic to progressive... Read more
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Salon.com
Open letter to UN chief calls for global drug policy shiftin advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19.
Open letter to UN chief calls for global drug policy shift
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
in advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19. It was released by the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance. Ethan Nadelmann, the DPA’s executive director, said the number of people sympathetic to progressive... Read more
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CTV News
Open letter to UN chief calls for drug policy shiftin advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19.
Open letter to UN chief calls for drug policy shift
CTV News / Posted 20 days ago
in advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19. It was released by the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance. Ethan Nadelmann, the DPA's executive director, said the number of people sympathetic to progressive... Read more
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ABC News
Open Letter to UN Chief Calls for Global Drug Policy Shiftin advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19.
Open Letter to UN Chief Calls for Global Drug Policy Shift
ABC News / Posted 20 days ago
in advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19. It was released by the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance. Ethan Nadelmann, the DPA's executive director, said the number of people sympathetic to progressive... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Open letter to UN chief calls for global drug policy shiftin advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19.
Open letter to UN chief calls for global drug policy shift
Brandon Sun / Posted 20 days ago
in advance of a United Nations special session on the topic beginning April 19. It was released by the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance. Ethan Nadelmann, the DPA's executive director, said the number of people sympathetic to progressive... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
Jodie Evans, Co-Founder of CODEPINK, to Speak at Activist Support CircleSpeak”. She is the board chair of Women’s Media Center and sits on many other b
Jodie Evans, Co-Founder of CODEPINK, to Speak at Activist Support Circle
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
Speak”. She is the board chair of Women’s Media Center and sits on many other boards, including Rainforest Action Network, Drug Policy Alliance, Institute of Policy Studies. Women Moving Millions and Sisterhood is Global Institute. She is the... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
America’s drug wars and its Black victimsMeade said. U.S. presidents waged a war at home President Nixon declared a wa
America’s drug wars and its Black victims
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 22 days ago
Meade said. U.S. presidents waged a war at home President Nixon declared a war on drugs in 1971, and as chronicled by the Drug Policy Alliance, a national drug law reform organization, the Republican increased the size and presence of federal drug... Read more
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East Bay Express
2016's Pot Legalization Efforts Are 'Dangerously Overextended'Maine, Florida, Arkansas, Missouri and Ohio in 2016 are "dangerously over-exten
2016's Pot Legalization Efforts Are 'Dangerously Overextended'
East Bay Express / Posted 26 days ago
Maine, Florida, Arkansas, Missouri and Ohio in 2016 are "dangerously over-extended," said Ellen Flenniken, of the Drug Policy Alliance in a webinar Wednesday. "This is what keeps me up at night." A string of 2016 losses "could debilitate... Read more
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FOX News
Heroin addicts face barriers to treatmentmy environment and keeping me in a place that was really difficult to use," sai
Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment
FOX News / Posted 27 days ago
my environment and keeping me in a place that was really difficult to use," said Thompson, 30, a policy coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance in New Jersey. "I didn't have those triggers and those reminders. It straightened out my head so that I... Read more
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New America Media
America's Drug Wars and Its Black VictimsMeade said.U.S. presidents waged a war at home President Nixon declared a war
America's Drug Wars and Its Black Victims
New America Media / Posted 27 days ago
Meade said.U.S. presidents waged a war at home President Nixon declared a war on drugs in 1971, and as chronicled by the Drug Policy Alliance, a national drug law reform organization, the Republican increased the size and presence of federal drug... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Senator Claims 'Good People Don't Smoke Marijuana' During Anti-Pot Hearingdeck stacked with witnesses who have a track record of vehemently opposing mari
Senator Claims 'Good People Don't Smoke Marijuana' During Anti-Pot Hearing
The Huffington Post / Posted 28 days ago
deck stacked with witnesses who have a track record of vehemently opposing marijuana legalization," said Michael Collins, Drug Policy Alliance deputy director. "An honest evaluation of marijuana legalization would include the undeniable benefits... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
State law to allow supervised centers for drug users stallsto provide the ability to do this in accordance with state law,” said Laura Tho
State law to allow supervised centers for drug users stalls
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 28 days ago
to provide the ability to do this in accordance with state law,” said Laura Thomas, the deputy state director for the Drug Policy Alliance. “This sends entirely the wrong message regarding drug use and is likely to create civil liability... Read more
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Washington City Paper
D.C. Council Votes to Ban Pot Clubsof task force are broader than as has been portrayed by those who want to defea
D.C. Council Votes to Ban Pot Clubs
Washington City Paper / Posted 28 days ago
of task force are broader than as has been portrayed by those who want to defeat this bill." One of his aides told the Drug Policy Alliance that Mendelson "does not believe that passing the ban would foreclose on the idea of the city’s opening... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Tuesday: California Assembly Committee Hearing on Supervised Consumption Services for People Who Use Drugssubstance use should have the ability to use this evidence-based intervention,”
Tuesday: California Assembly Committee Hearing on Supervised Consumption Services for People Who Use Drugs
CommonDreams.org / Posted 29 days ago
substance use should have the ability to use this evidence-based intervention,” said Laura Thomas, deputy state director, Drug Policy Alliance. “The Drug Policy Alliance is proud to be sponsoring this bill and moving the conversation... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Scott signs law cracking down on gas skimmer thieveswith any criminal wrongdoing and keeping any profits from the sale of seized pr
Scott signs law cracking down on gas skimmer thieves
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
with any criminal wrongdoing and keeping any profits from the sale of seized property doesn't sit well with the public," said Bill Piper, senior director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which lobbied the Legislature for th... Read more
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NBC News
Why Whoopi Goldberg's Weed Business Mattersable to puncture the sellers market in this burgeoning industry. "I think it's
Why Whoopi Goldberg's Weed Business Matters
NBC News / Posted 1 months ago
able to puncture the sellers market in this burgeoning industry. "I think it's huge," Art Way, the state director of the Drug Policy Alliance in Colorado, told MSNBC on Wednesday. "It helps the industry and only brings more credibility to the... Read more
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News 10 NBC Rochester
Canandaigua man withdraws guilty pleas in overdose casebe protected under the Good Samaritan Laws, which went into effect in September
Canandaigua man withdraws guilty pleas in overdose case
News 10 NBC Rochester / Posted 1 months ago
be protected under the Good Samaritan Laws, which went into effect in September 2011. According to a release from the Drug Policy Alliance, Good Samaritan Laws seek to encourage people to call 911 when witnessing or experiencing drug overdose... Read more

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