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Have you ever noticed just how many series, films and documentaries focus on the drug trade? The “narcos” narrative is so popular, and so ingrained, that it’s universally known. It's also really problematic, and on… Read More
This week we sat down with Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, DPA’s executive director. We had a lot to catch up about since the last time she was on the show back in October 2017. Her new book, There Are No Dead… Read More
We sat down with DPA’s new executive director to find out more about her history and look ahead to next week’s gathering at the 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta. Maria’s commitment to social… Read More
Overview One solution to reducing the number of people swept into the criminal justice system for drug law violations is to enact various forms of decriminalization of drug use and possession. Decriminalization is the… Read More
80 Organizaciones hacen un llamado para terminar con la guerra contra las drogas y proteger a la niñez
Esta carta firmada por organizaciones de derechos civiles, inmigración, justicia criminal, justicia racial, derechos humanos, y religiosas; exige un fin a la guerra contra las drogas en el nombre de proteger a los niños… Read More
This letter, signed by civil rights, immigration, criminal justice, racial justice, human rights, libertarian and religious organizations, calls for an end to the war on drugs in the name of protecting children both in… Read More
In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana for personal use. This document is a summary of the key provisions of the law.
A Comparison of the World's First Three Jurisdictions to Legally Regulate Marijuana: Colorado, Washington and Uruguay
In 2012, Colorado and Washington State became the first two jurisdictions to legally regulate marijuana, followed by Uruguay becoming the first country to do so in 2013. This table provides a comparison of the main… Read More
The Global Commission on Drug Policy’s report, “The War on Drugs and HIV/AIDS: How the Criminalization of Drug Use Fuels the Global Pandemic,” condemns the drug war as a failure and recommends immediate, major reforms… Read More
This report consists of a scientific review that illustrates the relationship between drug law enforcement and drug-related violence.