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OH: Vote No on HB110 – Ohio Needs Real Medical Amnesty

Ohio has the second highest number of drug-related overdoses in the nation. Many people witnessing an overdose are scared to call 911 because of the fear of arrest and police involvement. To address this, over thirty states have passed life-saving … more

California: RISE Act

SB 966 by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions. The enhancement is applied consecutively — three years for every prior conviction for possession for sale, sale or similar drug offense to … more

OHIO: Ohio Good Samaritan Policy

Ohio has the second highest number of drug-related overdoses in the nation. Many people witnessing an overdose don’t call 911 due to the fear of arrest and police involvement. To address this, over thirty states have passed life-saving “911 Good … more

VIRGINIA: ReVAMP

Despite over 60% voter approval for marijuana legalization in Virginia, the legislature has remained adamant in shooting down even the most basic decriminalization measures. In October 2015 the Drug Policy Alliance put out a report highlighting Virginia as one of … more

COLORADO: CO HB 16-1344

House Bill 16-1344 seeks to add a “special offender” category applying to individuals who supply an illicit substance when its use results in death. Additionally, this bill seeks to appropriate up to five years worth of additional funds toward corrections … more

: Help us End Marijuana Prohibition in New York

New York State Senator Liz Kreuger(D, WF) recently introduced a bill to the State Senate that would begin regulation and taxation of marihuana. The short title of the bill is the “Marihuana Regulation & Taxation Act”. It is modeled after … more

: Help us End Criminal History Screening on College Applications

New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery introduced SB 969 to the NY Senate, which would declare criminal history screenings on the college application to be a discriminatory process. The bill is titled “College Admissions for Persons Previously Convicted of One … more

NATIONAL: Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2015

The Second Chance Reauthorization Act is a bipartisan piece of legislation with both House and Senate versions having been introduced. If enacted, it would make some nonviolent prisoners eligible to be transferred out of a federal correctional facilities and into … more

NATIONAL: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

In keeping with the recent trend of bipartisan support for various criminal justice reforms at the federal level, the Sentencing Reform Act of 2015 would seek to address the nation’s ever-increasing, and historically unprecedented rate of incarceration. This legislation would … more

NATIONAL: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently introduced a bill to the U.S. Senate that would end federal prohibition of marijuana. The short title of the bill is the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015.” It is modeled after a House … more