Category Archives: Politics

Marijuana Legalization Approaching Tipping Level in New York

Extreme racial disparities in marijuana arrests and requires marijuana legalization are producing an avalanche of stories in New York. The Drug Coverage Alliance is at present main a marketing campaign, Begin SMART New York, to legalize marijuana in New York for grownup use, with a concentrate on racial, social and financial justice. We can be […]

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After Historic Announcement of Mayor de Blasio’s Help of Safer Consumption Areas (SCS), Neighborhood Shifts Consideration and Strain to Governor Cuomo

Drug Coverage Activists and Neighborhood Members Rally Exterior Governor Cuomo’s NYC Workplace to Demand Pressing Motion on Overdose Prevention New York, NY: A coalition of activists, service suppliers, and drug coverage reformers will rally exterior Governor Cuomo’s New York Metropolis Workplace to demand that New York State Division of Well being take pressing motion to […]

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Entrance Web page NY Instances Story: Extreme Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests Proceed in NYC

A significant investigation by the New York Instances discovered continued racial disparities in marijuana enforcement and arrests in each neighborhood within the Metropolis. The Instances discovered, “Throughout town, black individuals have been arrested on low-level marijuana fees at eight occasions the speed of white, non-Hispanic individuals over the previous three years. Hispanic individuals have been […]

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Could 11: Free Convention in Binghamton Will Discover Efficient Responses to Opioid Overdose in Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier

New York (Binghamton) –Opioid overdose charges have elevated all through New York State since 2006, and overdose is now the main explanation for unintended loss of life. Drug use has affected all communities throughout New York, however most of our drug coverage, schooling, and therapy companies, give attention to city areas. In actual fact:   […]

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Advocates Demand Marijuana Legalization in New York Concentrate on Racial and Financial Justice

Albany —Advocates assembled within the state capitol in the present day to induce state Legislators and the Governor to maneuver on marijuana reform and emphasize that marijuana legalization stays a social, racial, and financial justice problem. Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Liz Krueger had been joined by organizations and teams devoted to legal justice reform, civil […]

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TUESDAY Press Convention: Advocates Demand Marijuana Legalization in New York Give attention to Racial and Financial Justice

ALBANY, N.Y. –  On Might eight, a coalition of neighborhood advocates led by Drug Coverage Alliance will be part of Senator Liz Krueger (D-New York Metropolis) and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) to push the Legislature and the Governor to move the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040B/A.3506B), which might legalize marijuana for grownup use. […]

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Mayor Invoice de Blasio to Deliver Protected Injection Websites to New York Metropolis

Mayor Invoice de Blasio has simply introduced that he’s shifting ahead with safer consumption areas as a method to fight the overdose disaster. The transfer follows years of advocacy by community-based teams, people who find themselves instantly affected, religion leaders, medical professionals, therapy suppliers, housing service suppliers, and Metropolis Council members who’ve referred to as […]

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Councilmember Levin Joins Activists in Civil Disobedience to Voice their Anger on the Mayor’s Silence on SCS to Stop Overdose Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Could 2, 2018   Photographs from at the moment’s motion (Credit score: Melissa Moore, Drug Coverage Alliance) Metropolis Councilmember Steve Levin and 10 activists have been arrested for blocking visitors on Broadway exterior Metropolis Corridor following a rally demanding that the Mayor launch the lengthy overdue Safer Consumption Areas (SCS) feasibility examine […]

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Wednesday: Group Takes to the Streets in Response to Mayor de Blasio’s Stalled Launch of Safer Consumption House (SCS) Feasibility Examine

Mayor de Blasio Slated to Reply to Months of Stress from Advocates Calling for Safer Consumption Areas Amid Overdose Disaster in NYC Metropolis Corridor, NY: A coalition of activists, service suppliers, and drug coverage reformers will take to the streets to escalate their marketing campaign for protected consumption areas, based mostly on the Mayor’s stalling […]

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Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville, Atlantic Metropolis and Mainland-Pleasantville NAACP branches, the Atlantic County Coalition for a Secure Group and the Drug Coverage Alliance Host Discussion board on Marijuana Legalization and Racial Justice

Pleasantville, NJ—On Wednesday, April 25th, the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville, Atlantic Metropolis and Mainland-Pleasantville NAACP branches, the Atlantic County Coalition for a Secure Group and the Drug Coverage Alliance will host, “Set the Captive Free: Marijuana, Morality & Cash,” at 7:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church (353 S. New Street, Pleasantville, NJ […]

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Albuquerque, N.M. Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Albuquerque Turns into the Second Metropolis in New Mexico to Take away Felony Penalties for Marijuana Possession Albuquerque, NM – Right now, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller signed into legislation an ordinance eradicating felony sanctions pertaining to possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia from the town’s municipal codes. The brand new metropolis ordinance makes one ounce […]

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First-Ever Lifelike Drug Training Curriculum Piloted in New York Metropolis Excessive College

(New York, NY) — Bard Excessive College Early School Manhattan (BHSEC) is thought for its progressive curriculum. Now, they’re taking a leap the place no highschool has gone earlier than on the subject of drug training for his or her ninth grade well being college students. This month BHSEC turned the primary highschool within the […]

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Thursday at Midday: Public Well being Consultants Maintain Rally and Press Convention at NY Metropolis Corridor in Help of Supervised Consumption Companies

On Thursday, April 12th at midday, Housing Works, VOCAL, Hurt Discount Coalition, Drug Coverage Alliance, BOOM! Well being, the New York Academy of Medication, SIFNYC, and different teams will proceed to publicly educate Mayor de Blasio on the robust proof behind supervised consumption websites (SCS) as a public well being intervention that saves lives. Thursday’s […]

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Albuquerque New Mexico to Finish the Metropolis’s Asset Forfeiture Program

SANTA FE, NM— On Friday, as reported by the Abq Report, a spokesperson from Albuquerque Metropolis Mayor Tim Keller’s Administration introduced the Metropolis can be ending their asset forfeiture program, which means that police will now not be allowed to grab property except there’s a legal conviction.  This choice brings the Metropolis in compliance with […]

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Thursday: Metropolis-Huge Coalition to Collect on the Steps of Metropolis Corridor in Response to Mayor de Blasio’s Silence on Safer Consumption Areas as a Life Saving Intervention

New York, NY: Housing service suppliers, medical professionals, remedy suppliers, and Metropolis Council Members will be part of hurt discount activists at Metropolis Corridor to demand the Mayor takes a place on the lifesaving intervention of SCS past that they’re “advanced.” Audio system will illustrate the various intersections of the overdose disaster and the pressing […]

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Albuquerque Metropolis Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Albuquerque Turns into the Second Metropolis in New Mexico to Take away Legal Penalties for Marijuana Possession Greater than 50 P.c of Voters in Each Albuquerque Metropolis Council District Assist Decriminalizing Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Albuquerque, NM – Late final evening, Albuquerque Metropolis Council members voted 5-Four on a celebration vote to take away […]

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Publicizes Enlargement of State Medicinal Marijuana Program

Suggestions Embrace Including New Qualifying Situations, Increasing Variety of Different Remedy Facilities, Permitting Entry to Edible Medical Marijuana Merchandise Advocates Applaud Murphy Administration for Appearing Rapidly to Broaden the Lengthy-Stalled Program Trenton, NJ— At the moment, Governor Phil Murphy introduced steps to increase New Jersey’s long-stalled Medicinal Marijuana Program. The Governor acted shortly after taking […]

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Consultants React to Trump’s Plan to Escalate Drug Warfare and Impose Dying Penalty for Drug Offenses

In New Hampshire right now, President Trump introduced a plan for his administration’s response to opioid dependancy and overdose. Trump steadily characterised his plan as “getting powerful” on medication and reiterated requires drug battle methods that proof has proven fail to discourage drug promoting or drug use – together with ramping up felony punishment for […]

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Teleconference 1:30 PM (ET) Immediately: Consultants Reply to Trump’s Anticipated Proposal on Dying Penalty for Drug Offenses

Immediately, President Trump is anticipated to announce a plan for his administration’s response to opioid dependancy and overdose. As an alternative of specializing in confirmed overdose prevention measures, the administration is reportedly planning to name for the loss of life penalty for individuals who promote medication.  The plan additionally requires ramping up the already extraordinarily […]

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Monday: Trump Anticipated to Suggest Dying Penalty for Drug Offenses in Lengthy-Awaited Response to Overdose Disaster

Administration Embracing Discredited Drug Struggle Insurance policies Confirmed to Worsen Each Mass Incarceration and Overdose Deaths Assertion from DPA: As a substitute of Losing Assets on the Dying Penalty, Administration Ought to Concentrate on Steps That Work On Monday, President Trump is predicted to announce a plan for his administration’s response to opioid habit and overdose. […]

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