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Press Release June 18, 2024

ON JUNETEENTH EVE, NEW YORKERS RALLY TO PROTECT HISTORIC MARIJUANA LAW AND OPPOSE CORPORATE TAKEOVER

Successes of Nation's Most Progressive Cannabis Law Under Threat from Gov. Hochul and Out-of-State Corporations

Statement Grey Gardner June 17, 2024

Vermont Legislature Enacts Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Center Legislation, Overriding Governor Scott’s Veto

Members of the Vermont House and Senate voted in favor of saving lives, rejecting Governor Scott’s veto and enacting H.72.

Statement June 12, 2024

STATEMENT FROM DPA ON THE HOCHUL ADMINISTRATION’S MISHANDLING OF CANNABIS FUNDING

DPA is calling on the Governor to present a clear plan to deliver the next phase of the historic law and protect social equity and small businesses that are the heart of New York’s cannabis market in line with the MRTA.

Statement May 23, 2024

California State Assembly Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Reduce Overdose Deaths by Advancing Essential Protections For Trained Professionals Providing Drug Checking Services

California State Assembly Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Reduce Overdose Deaths by Advancing Essential Protections For Trained Professionals Providing Drug Checking Services

Press Release May 22, 2024

Advocates and Industry Leaders Launch Campaign for Marijuana Decriminalization, as Biden’s Admin Moves Forward with Rescheduling

Advocates are mobilizing people impacted by marijuana criminalization to submit public comments telling the Biden Administration that rescheduling isn’t enough – marijuana must be decriminalized

Statement Kassandra Frederique May 16, 2024

Contrary to Biden’s Rhetoric, Proposal to Reschedule Marijuana Would Fail to Reverse Longstanding Inequalities

As the Biden Administration moves closer to rescheduling marijuana to Schedule III, advocates are pushing for federal marijuana decriminalization

Statement Kassandra Frederique May 15, 2024

2023 Data Shows Overdose Deaths Remain High, Underscoring Need for Public Health Interventions

Following a sharp rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, preventable overdose deaths in 2023 remained at staggeringly high levels in the United States. Public health solutions are needed to save lives.

Press Release May 8, 2024

Ahead of Mothers Day, Moms Criticize Elected Officials Who Are Using the Overdose Crisis to Pass Harsh Mandatory Minimum Laws that Will Put More Lives at Risk

Ahead of Mother’s Day, moms who have lost loved ones to overdose held a powerful, moving press conference where they urged lawmakers to halt the influx of draconian drug laws that they say will not reduce overdose deaths but will instead fill our prisons without helping those struggling with substance use disorder.

Press Release May 7, 2024

Vermonters from across the State Urge Governor to Sign Overdose Prevention Bill

As the overdose crisis continues to devastate Vermont communities, health experts, service providers, and people in recovery urged the Governor to sign H. 72 and embrace the research-backed, lifesaving facilities. 

Statement May 2, 2024

DPA Applauds Repeal of the SNAP Drug Felony Ban’s Inclusion in New Farm Bill Proposals

House Republican Agriculture Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15) and Senate Democratic Agriculture Chairman Debbie Stabenow (MI) both released their vision and overview for the Farm Bill, and both reference their intentions to lift the lifetime ban on those with drug felony convictions from accessing SNAP benefits.

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