February 1, 2022 / Opinion

We Cannot Arrest Our Way Out of Substance Use

Clearly, America has not learned its lessons from Prohibition.
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January 26, 2022 / News, Opinion

Opinion | Treating Addiction as a Crime Doesn’t Work. What Oregon Is Doing Just Might.

By decriminalizing personal-use drug possession, Oregon has become the first state to acknowledge that it is impossible to treat addiction as a disease and a crime simultaneously.
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October 28, 2021 / News

Advocacy Coalition Launches to Decriminalize Drugs in DC

Washington, D.C.-based activist groups have launched the #DecrimPovertyDC campaign aimed at decriminalizing drug use.
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October 22, 2021 / Press Release

New Poll Finds More than Four Out of Five DC Voters Support Decriminalizing Drug Possession & Investing in Services

Release of Polling Data Follows Launch of Campaign by #DecrimPovertyDC Calling on D.C. Council & Mayor to Introduce and Pass Legislation
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October 22, 2021 / News

Groups Launch Campaign to Decriminalize all Drugs in D.C. and Create Safe-Use Sites

A coalition of progressive groups in D.C. has launched a campaign to decriminalize all drugs and push towards a harm-reduction approach that would include supervised sites where people could use drugs.
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October 21, 2021 / Press Release

Coalition Launches Legislative Campaign to Decriminalize Drugs & Increase Access to Services in D.C.

Drug Policy Alliance & HIPS Lead Advocacy Community in Calling on D.C. Leaders to Reject the ‘War on Drugs’ and Support Public Health & Justice for Residents
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October 21, 2021 / News

Campaign Launches to Decriminalize Drugs in Washington, DC

A coalition of activists, including civil rights and faith groups, gathered at the Washington, DC Council building on October 21.
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October 21, 2021 / News

Activists Push D.C. Lawmakers To Decriminalize Drugs And Promote Harm Reduction With New Campaign

Activists in Washington, D.C. on Thursday launched a new campaign to urge local lawmakers to broadly decriminalize drugs...
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September 29, 2021 / Opinion

Opinion | Shift from arrests to treatment for drug use

Decriminalizing the possession of all drugs is another important way to finally end the disparate impact of drug laws on our poorest communities.
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