Over 440,000 people arrested in NYC in 10 years
A new report released yesterday shows us that during the last ten years, the NYPD has spent approximately 1,000,000 police hours arresting people for marijuana possession. In that time, they have managed to arrest over 440,000 people for minor marijuana … more
Legalize Colorado 2012 Phonebank
We are proud to announce the launch of our Phonebank for Colorado’s Amendment 64, the Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol! Amendment 64, otherwise known as the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, will appear on the Colorado ballot during … more
Tell Obama to stop the war on medical marijuana!
On Thursday, June 7, US Attorney Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee with a straight face that his agency, “limit[s] our enforcement efforts to those individuals, organizations that are acting out of conformity with State law.” Just four days … more
Stop legislation that would make it easier to try youth as adults
A bill (HB 718) that would make it easier to try youth as adults and greatly expand the number of youth tried as adults is moving swiftly through the Virginia House of Delegates. Our best chance to stop it will … more
The first marijuana legalization bill was introduced in Congress this afternoon.
Today is a very big day. The first marijuana legalization bill was introduced in Congress this afternoon. H.R. 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, is a bi-partisan bill introduced by Congressmen Barney Frank and Ron Paul that would allow … more
Help prevent overdose deaths in NY!
Here in New York, we’ve been hard at work trying to pass an Good Samaritan (or Medical Amnesty) bill that would protect individuals from criminal prosecution when calling 911 in an alcohol or other drug related medical emergency. This life-saving overdose prevention … more
Straight From the Whitehouse: Marijuana is Dangerous
First, Seattle Hempfest congratulates him for his new title and commends him for being one of “Seattle’s finest”. Then, he calls for an end to the “war on drugs”. And for a couple of months, he manages to remain completely silent about drugs, using … more
Higher Education Act Supports Drug Abuse
After a full 10 years of contacting representatives, gathering signatures, writing articles, and spreading the outrage, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, along with hundreds of supporting organizations was sure their determined efforts would finally pay off and that Congressional leadership would follow through … more