decriminalization

“The Drum Beat in My Head Gets Louder”—Meet DPA’s New Leader

“Is it going to be Kassandra?” There’s a reason that question was asked over and over in harm reduction circles…

September 10, 2020

Canada Is So Close to Decriminalizing Drugs: Let’s Make It Happen

After decades of campaigning, the decriminalization of all drugs for personal use in Canada finally feels just around the corner.…

September 2, 2020

Overdose Awareness Day: Drug Users Are Aware—What About Governments?

Every year we come together to remember the lives that have been lost due to overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day…

August 31, 2020

Breaking Down a Model Bill to Decriminalize All Drugs

On August 6, the Drug Policy Alliance* released a detailed proposal to decriminalize all drugs at the federal level. The…

August 20, 2020

Black Residents Subject to 97 Percent of Marijuana Arrests, Citations in Albany

While the state of New York decriminalized marijuana possession for personal use in 2019, its capital, Albany, has been reserving…

August 6, 2020

Movement for Black Lives Wants Congress to End the Drug War

The federal war on drug users would likely be brought to its knees with the passage of the Movement for…

July 9, 2020

Until Next Time: California’s Mushroom Decriminalization Effort Ends

California's effort to decriminalize or legalize psilocybin mushrooms statewide by popular vote has ended—for now. An important deadline passed on…

April 22, 2020

ACLU Underlines That Racial Justice Takes More Than Just Marijuana Legalization

Black people are more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana, even after decriminalization and legalization, confirms a new…

April 22, 2020

Pandemic Puts the Brakes on the Psychedelic Decriminalization Movement

As 2020 began, psychedelics advocates throughout the US looked eagerly towards the election cycle and other opportunities. Major cities like…

April 1, 2020

Oregon Takes a Big Step Toward Decriminalizing All Drugs

Oregon drug policy reformers are ahead of schedule in making drug decriminalization and revamped treatment resources a reality. The organizers…

March 9, 2020