Category Archives: Politics

August 31: Worldwide Overdose Consciousness Day

Greater than 64,000 individuals died from an unintentional drug overdose final 12 months, making it the main reason behind demise amongst People below 50. What’s irritating – and provides purpose for hope – is that these deaths are largely preventable and might be considerably decreased by implementing efficient, evidence-based drug insurance policies. In anticipation of Worldwide […]

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Stark Racial Disparities and Disturbing Development in Washington D.C. Marijuana Arrests Regardless of Legalization

Whereas Possession Arrests Stay Low, Alarming Development in Marijuana Distribution Arrests and Public Consumption Prices Just lately launched information from the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Division exhibits that racial disparities in arrests for marijuana stay excessive, regardless of marijuana turning into authorized for grownup use in 2015. In 2017, 86% of arrestees have been […]

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Governor Cuomo Strikes Ahead on Legalizing Marijuana for Grownup Use in New York State

Right this moment, Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced his place endorsing marijuana legalization in New York. This is a crucial step for Governor Cuomo to acknowledge the Division of Well being report and transfer New York ahead to finish prohibition that has been so devastating to people and communities. Nonetheless, it’s essential that the work group […]

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Westchester Report Reveals Stark Marijuana Arrest Disparities

White Plains, NY — Right this moment, WESPAC Basis, Westchester Coalition for Police Reform, and the Drug Coverage Alliance launched a report highlighting marijuana prohibition enforcement practices in Westchester County and their disparate impression on Black and Latino residents. The report, Marijuana Arrests and Enforcement in Westchester County, reveals that marijuana prohibition in Westchester county has […]

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Governor Cuomo Releases Report Recommending New York State Legalize Marijuana for Grownup Use

Right now, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Division of Well being launched an impression evaluation of marijuana legalization. The report concludes that the advantages of taxing and regulating marijuana far outweighs any potential unfavourable penalties. The examine was commissioned by Governor Cuomo and introduced in his deal with on the manager price […]

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Senate Democratic Chief Chuck Schumer Introduces Invoice to Decriminalize Marijuana on the Federal Degree

Invoice Additionally Takes Steps to Restore Harms of Prohibition, Together with New Grant Program To Facilitate Expungement for Individuals Convicted of Marijuana Possession DPA Assertion: Schumer’s Invoice Demonstrates Legitimacy of Marijuana Reform, however It’s Solely a First Step Right this moment, Senate minority chief Chuck Schumer launched laws that might decriminalize and de-schedule marijuana on the […]

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June 26: Activists in Tons of of Cities Throughout the Globe Stage Actions Calling for Drug Coverage Reform

‘Assist. Don’t Punish’ Actions a Counter-Demonstration to United Nations ‘Anti-Drug Day’, Usually Utilized by Governments to Tout Punitive Insurance policies NYC Motion: Rally in Entrance of United Nations Headquarters On Tuesday, June 26, activists will collect at 1:30 pm at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, reverse the United Nations Headquarters in New York, to name for world […]

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New York State Well being Commissioner Howard Zucker to Permit Sufferers who’re Prescribed Opioids to Entry the State’s Medical Marijuana Program

DPA Assertion: Marijuana Vital Software to Fight Opioid Disaster, Research Present Broad Entry is Key The New York State Well being Commissioner Howard Zucker introduced that sufferers who’re prescribed opioids may have entry to the state’s medical marijuana program. There’s a rising physique of scientific literature suggesting that authorized entry to marijuana can cut back […]

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Canada Turns into Second Nation within the World – And First G-20 Nation – to Legally Regulate Marijuana

Final night time, the Canadian Senate authorised The Hashish Act, making Canada the second nation on the earth to legally regulate all features of the marijuana market – together with manufacturing, sale and consumption – following Uruguay’s historic transfer to take action in 2013. The invoice has already handed the Home of Commons and has […]

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Advocates Say Finish the Arrests, Problem Carve-Outs in Mayor de Blasio’s New Marijuana Enforcement Plan

New York—Advocates, group organizations, and Council Members held a press convention and rally difficult Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD’s newly-announced marijuana enforcement coverage, urging the Mayor to finish racially biased marijuana arrests fully. The Mayor and NYPD Commissioner introduced the coverage shift yesterday within the fruits of their 30-day assessment interval to evaluate marijuana […]

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Advocates Slam Mayor de Blasio’s New Marijuana Arrest Plan

Wednesday at Midday: Marijuana Justice Rally at Metropolis Corridor Steps In response to Mayor de Blasio’s announcement about new insurance policies for marijuana arrests, VOCAL-NY and the Drug Coverage Alliance launched the next assertion, attributable to Civil Rights Marketing campaign Director Nick Encalada-Malinowski and Drug Coverage Alliance New York Director Kassandra Frederique. “It is irritating that […]

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New York State Well being Commissioner Howard Zucker Speaks Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization in New York, Says DOH Will Launch Examine Quickly

The New York State Well being Commissioner Howard Zucker at the moment spoke out in favor of legalization marijuana for grownup use in New York and stated that the Division of Well being shall be releasing a full research on the subject within the coming days. The research was commissioned by Governor Cuomo and introduced […]

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The Pot Trade Is Overwhelmingly White, and One Congresswoman Needs to Change That

Rep. Barbara Lee of California has crafted a decision to assist open up the marijuana trade to folks of coloration As reported by Rolling Stone, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a California Democrat and progressive chief who was first despatched to Washington by Oakland voters in 1998…is formally introducing the RESPECT Decision, the primary laws ever launched […]

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U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner Announce Landmark Bipartisan Invoice to Shield States’ Rights to Legalize Marijuana

As we speak, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Strengthening the Tenth Modification By Entrusting States (STATES) Act, the Senate’s first-ever bipartisan invoice that might shield states that legalize marijuana. A companion invoice within the Home of Representatives co-sponsored by David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) was additionally introduced right […]

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New York Meeting Passes Key Marijuana Payments: Sealing Marijuana Convictions and Medical Marijuana Entry for Opioid Use Dysfunction

Drug Coverage Alliance: Marijuana Reform and Legalization Should Restore Harms of Mass Criminalization of Communities of Shade Ensuing From Marijuana Prohibition Enforcement Analysis Exhibits Entry to Authorized Marijuana Can Cut back Overdose Deaths The New York State Meeting voted yesterday to move a invoice to seal marijuana convictions for people who’ve been unjustly and unconstitutionally […]

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Thursday: Canada Anticipated to Formally Approve Marijuana Legalization

Tomorrow, the Canadian Senate is anticipated to approve marijuana legalization laws in a historic vote.  The invoice has the help of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and has already handed the Home of Commons. Canada will grow to be the second nation on the earth to legally regulate all elements of the marijuana market – together […]

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Tuesday Press Convention: New Mexicans’ Help for Taxing and Regulating Hashish Like Alcohol Continues to Improve; New Polling Information to be Launched

SANTA FE – On Tuesday, Might 22nd, new polling information about New Mexican’s attitudes in the direction of adjustments in hashish coverage will probably be launched throughout a press occasion on the State Capitol.  Outcomes present help for hashish legalization reaches a brand new excessive. Brian Sanderoff, from Analysis and Polling, Inc., will current the […]

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“Whose Warfare on Medicine? #BHeard City Corridor, Offered by BRIC to Deal with America’s Longest Warfare

On Could 23rd, BRIC will likely be internet hosting a big neighborhood occasion titled, Whose Warfare On Medicine? A #BHeard City Corridor. The occasion is free and will likely be held on the BRIC Home, 647 Fulton Avenue from 6:30 to eight:30 p.m.. The occasion will deliver collectively stakeholders, thought leaders and Brooklyn’s communities to […]

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Mayor Invoice de Blasio to Instruct NYPD to Cease Arresting New Yorkers for Marijuana

Assertion from the Drug Coverage Alliance and VOCAL-NY attributable to Kassandra Frederique (Drug Coverage Alliance) and Jeremy Saunders (VOCAL-NY) The Every day Information is reporting that New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice De Blasio is creating an official job pressure to organize for when marijuana is legalized in New York and also will direct the NYPD […]

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Saturday 5/19: Free Reside Scan Occasion at Akoma Unity Heart to Assist Individuals Get A Copy of Their Prison File

In an effort to assist individuals cut back or clear their prior marijuana convictions, the Drug Coverage Alliance is internet hosting a free reside scan occasion in San Bernardino in order that residents can receive free copies of their prison information. This occasion is sponsored in partnership with the Workplace of Assemblywoman Eloise Gómez Reyes, […]

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