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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 yesterday
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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East Bay Express
Weed Talk at OMCA Saturday: "Perspectives on Legalizing Marijuana"what the difference is, and why it matters with panelists: Amanda Reiman — Mana
Weed Talk at OMCA Saturday: "Perspectives on Legalizing Marijuana"
East Bay Express / Posted 3 days ago
what the difference is, and why it matters with panelists: Amanda Reiman — Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA); Tsion Sunshine Lencho — Attorney and Consultant at Supernova Collective Advocate; and Timothy... Read more
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Arkansas Times
That time Asa Hutchinson sort of endorsed medical marijuanaa YouTube video of a 2011 debate at the University of Arkansas between Ethan Na
That time Asa Hutchinson sort of endorsed medical marijuana
Arkansas Times / Posted 3 days ago
a YouTube video of a 2011 debate at the University of Arkansas between Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, and Asa Hutchinson, not then governor but speaking as a former DEA administrator and congressman. A... Read more
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Desert Dispatch
Forfeiting civil asset forfeitureenforcement agencies in California have dramatically escalated their participat
Forfeiting civil asset forfeiture
Desert Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
enforcement agencies in California have dramatically escalated their participation in equitable sharing. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, between 2006 and 2013, California law enforcement agencies received $600 million in revenues from... Read more
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Orange County Register
Forfeiting civil asset forfeitureenforcement agencies in California have dramatically escalated their participat
Forfeiting civil asset forfeiture
Orange County Register / Posted 11 days ago
enforcement agencies in California have dramatically escalated their participation in equitable sharing. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, between 2006 and 2013, California law enforcement agencies received $600 million in revenues from... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
CannaBustedpeople for marijuana. We have much larger issues here.” At the bookstore, the
CannaBusted
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
people for marijuana. We have much larger issues here.” At the bookstore, the chief brought up a 2015 analysis by the Drug Policy Alliance that found more than 50 criminal charges for marijuana possession since decriminalization, and offered... Read more
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Business Insider
Big Weed is taking overthe multimillionaire who made his fortune on sex toys, and Rick Steves, of trav
Big Weed is taking over
Business Insider / Posted 14 days ago
the multimillionaire who made his fortune on sex toys, and Rick Steves, of travel book fame. The George Soros–backed Drug Policy Alliance and billionaire Peter Lewis of Progressive Insurance also gave to legalize marijuana there, as they did... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 15 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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Slate
Big Weed Is Throwing Some of Its New Money Into Politicsthe multimillionaire who made his fortune on sex toys, and Rick Steves, of trav
Big Weed Is Throwing Some of Its New Money Into Politics
Slate / Posted 15 days ago
the multimillionaire who made his fortune on sex toys, and Rick Steves, of travel book fame. The George Soros–backed Drug Policy Alliance and billionaire Peter Lewis of Progressive Insurance also gave to legalize marijuana there, as they did... Read more
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Business Insider
Here's what the DEA's big decision on marijuana means for users and 'potrepreneurs'I to Schedule II, it wouldn't really have made that big of a difference to us,"
Here's what the DEA's big decision on marijuana means for users and 'potrepreneurs'
Business Insider / Posted 15 days ago
I to Schedule II, it wouldn't really have made that big of a difference to us," Michael Collins, deputy director of the Drug Policy Alliance, tells Business Insider. "It would have been a symbolic victory, but it wouldn't have done anything... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Marijuana to remain on dangerous drug listby saying 'We are not lifting this research barrier because there's not enough
Marijuana to remain on dangerous drug list
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 16 days ago
by saying 'We are not lifting this research barrier because there's not enough evidence.' But then people say, 'We can't do research because of this barrier,'" said Michael Collins, the deputy director of national affairs at the Drug Policy Allia... Read more
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Marshalltown Times-Republican
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research
Marshalltown Times-Republican / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
DEA just says noand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
DEA just says no
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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WDIO Duluth
US Government Won't Reclassify Marijuana, But Allows Researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US Government Won't Reclassify Marijuana, But Allows Research
WDIO Duluth / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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The Houma Courier
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research
The Houma Courier / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
69 related stories
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Pasadena Star-News
US government won’t reclassify marijuana, will allow more researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies,” said Michael Collins,
US government won’t reclassify marijuana, will allow more research
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies,” said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA’s decision to be one that... Read more
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The Daily Comet
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research
The Daily Comet / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
US Government Won't Reclassify Marijuana, Allows Researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US Government Won't Reclassify Marijuana, Allows Research
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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Brandon Sun
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows researchand states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins,
US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research
Brandon Sun / Posted 16 days ago
and states should be allowed to set their own policies," said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana policy reform. Collins said he considered the DEA's decision to be one that... Read more
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FOX News
Top US doctor says medical marijuana may help some conditionsOn This... Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized med
Top US doctor says medical marijuana may help some conditions
FOX News / Posted 16 days ago
On This... Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, according to the Drug Policy Alliance advocacy group. Florida also allows a narrow use of medical marijuana. Two states, Washington and... Read more
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Orange County Register
Don't miss chance to reform asset forfeiture laws – againhappened to be a prolific user of asset forfeiture, yielding $14 million in rev
Don't miss chance to reform asset forfeiture laws – again
Orange County Register / Posted 17 days ago
happened to be a prolific user of asset forfeiture, yielding $14 million in revenue between 2006 and 2013, according to the Drug Policy Alliance. But backlash from law enforcement groups abruptly put to a halt to reform. Groups like the California... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politicsthe DEA came to a hearing, committee members jumped over themselves to cheerlea
DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
the DEA came to a hearing, committee members jumped over themselves to cheerlead," said Bill Piper, a lobbyist with the Drug Policy Alliance, a pro-legalization group. "Now the lawmakers are not just asking tough questions, but also getting... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
First they take your stuff, then you get to ask for it backBill 443, introduced by state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, to curb “equi
First they take your stuff, then you get to ask for it back
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
Bill 443, introduced by state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, to curb “equitable sharing” abuses. She was spurred by a Drug Policy Alliance report on the civil asset forfeiture abuses. While supporters talk about the practice as a tool to... Read more
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Salon.com
America’s embarrassing silence: Why has the U.S. remained quiet on massacre of drug users in the Philippines?saving lives. If the purpose of international drug control is protecting “the h
America’s embarrassing silence: Why has the U.S. remained quiet on massacre of drug users in the Philippines?
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
saving lives. If the purpose of international drug control is protecting “the health and welfare of mankind,” this must stop. Hannah Hetzer, who is based out of Montevideo, Uruguay, is the policy manager of the Americas for the Drug Policy Allia... Read more
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NJ.com
Desperate N.J. needle exchange programs plead for cashlikely to run out of supplies by the end of the summer, Watson said. Paterson r
Desperate N.J. needle exchange programs plead for cash
NJ.com / Posted 21 days ago
likely to run out of supplies by the end of the summer, Watson said. Paterson ran out of supplies two months ago, but the Drug Policy Alliance of New Jersey, the lobbying group which helped legalize the program in 2007, made a contribution, she... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
They take your assets, then let you beg to get them backBill 443, introduced by state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-California, to curb “equit
They take your assets, then let you beg to get them back
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 22 days ago
Bill 443, introduced by state Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-California, to curb “equitable sharing” abuses. She was spurred by a Drug Policy Alliance report on the civil asset forfeiture abuses. While supporters talk about the practice as a tool to... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
CashMax chief backs 'pot' planCannabis Act, had raised $142,252 through June. The Washington, D.C.-based Mar
CashMax chief backs 'pot' plan
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
Cannabis Act, had raised $142,252 through June. The Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, New York-based Drug Policy Alliance and the Washington, D.C.-based New Approach PAC have collectively given $75,000. Social worker Geoffrey... Read more
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Daily Mail
Cameron Douglas has tattoos of father and grandfather's facespossessing the painkiller Suboxone and heroin while behind bars. Dan Abrahamso
Cameron Douglas has tattoos of father and grandfather's faces
Daily Mail / Posted 24 days ago
possessing the painkiller Suboxone and heroin while behind bars. Dan Abrahamson, the director of legal affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, wrote that Cameron 'has misused drugs since at least age 13, began using heroin at age 20 and who by... Read more
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Desert Dispatch
Letters to the editor:in, getting paid to come and protest. Maybe that is why we have not heard too m
Letters to the editor:
Desert Dispatch / Posted 25 days ago
in, getting paid to come and protest. Maybe that is why we have not heard too much from Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Drug Policy Alliance, Equal Justice USA, Sojourners, Gamaliel Foundation are just a few of the recipients of his money, they... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for t
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 25 days ago
was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the simple possession of drugs for personal use behind bars," according to the Drug Policy Alliance. Cameron Douglas is staying in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for t
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 25 days ago
was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the simple possession of drugs for personal use behind bars," according to the Drug Policy Alliance. Cameron Douglas is staying in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for t
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...
Dayton Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the simple possession of drugs for personal use behind bars," according to the Drug Policy Alliance. Cameron Douglas is staying in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for t
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 25 days ago
was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the simple possession of drugs for personal use behind bars," according to the Drug Policy Alliance. Cameron Douglas is staying in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New... Read more
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ajc.com
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for t
Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, released from prison after more...
ajc.com / Posted 25 days ago
was considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the simple possession of drugs for personal use behind bars," according to the Drug Policy Alliance. Cameron Douglas is staying in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New... Read more
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The Washington Times
A case against legalizing marijuanalegalization,” said F. Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis
A case against legalizing marijuana
The Washington Times / Posted 26 days ago
legalization,” said F. Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Proponents like the Drug Policy Alliance claim that legalization should occur partially for “health” reasons. The Marijuana Policy Project has... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
After More Than 6 Years, Cameron Douglas Has Been Released From Prisonconsidered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the s
After More Than 6 Years, Cameron Douglas Has Been Released From Prison
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 26 days ago
considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the simple possession of drugs for personal use behind bars," according to Drug Policy Alliance. Cameron Douglas is reportedly staying in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New Yo... Read more
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KIVI Boise
After More Than 6 Years, Cameron Douglas Has Been Released From Prisonconsidered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the s
After More Than 6 Years, Cameron Douglas Has Been Released From Prison
KIVI Boise / Posted 26 days ago
considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the simple possession of drugs for personal use behind bars," according to Drug Policy Alliance. Cameron Douglas is reportedly staying in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New Yo... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
After More Than 6 Years, Cameron Douglas Has Been Released From Prisonconsidered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the s
After More Than 6 Years, Cameron Douglas Has Been Released From Prison
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 26 days ago
considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the simple possession of drugs for personal use behind bars," according to Drug Policy Alliance. Cameron Douglas is reportedly staying in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New Yo... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
After More Than 6 Years, Cameron Douglas Has Been Released From Prisonconsidered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the s
After More Than 6 Years, Cameron Douglas Has Been Released From Prison
KGTV San Diego / Posted 26 days ago
considered possibly the "longest-ever federal prison sentence imposed for the simple possession of drugs for personal use behind bars," according to Drug Policy Alliance. Cameron Douglas is reportedly staying in a halfway house in Brooklyn, New Yo... Read more
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Daily Mail
Michael Douglas' son Cameron released from jail after 2010 meth arrestpossessing the painkiller Suboxone and heroin while behind bars. Dan Abrahamso
Michael Douglas' son Cameron released from jail after 2010 meth arrest
Daily Mail / Posted 26 days ago
possessing the painkiller Suboxone and heroin while behind bars. Dan Abrahamson, the director of legal affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, wrote that Cameron 'has misused drugs since at least age 13, began using heroin at age 20 and who by... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Many don’t want marijuana legalized. They’re out-funded 40 to 1.who co-founded Napster and was Facebook’s first president $1.75 million from D
Many don’t want marijuana legalized. They’re out-funded 40 to 1.
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 27 days ago
who co-founded Napster and was Facebook’s first president $1.75 million from Drug Policy Action, the advocacy arm of Drug Policy Alliance, which aims to end the War on Drugs $1.5 million from The New Approach PAC, a legacy of Progressive... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Police, public safety officials opposed to Prop 64 out-funded 40 to 1 by pot advocateswho co-founded Napster and was Facebook’s first president $1.75 million from D
Police, public safety officials opposed to Prop 64 out-funded 40 to 1 by pot advocates
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 28 days ago
who co-founded Napster and was Facebook’s first president $1.75 million from Drug Policy Action, the advocacy arm of Drug Policy Alliance, which aims to end the War on Drugs $1.5 million from The New Approach PAC, a legacy of Progressive... Read more
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