- SSDP’s comments and Relevant Summary of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act is in progress, due September 1st
- New actions added to the Action Center!
- New U.S Policy Council Tactical Team Vote Tracker started July 2021
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Issue Group Updates & Relevant Highlights:
- Working on Cannabis Administration Opportunity Act (CAOA) comments and summary, the Senate bill to legalize marijuana with restorative justice measures
- Continuing outreach for more chapters to sign-on to the More Act endorsement letter
- Drug Decriminalization Resolution receiving final touches, to be public in the next few weeks
- Drug Decriminalization Model Ordinances for implementing the Resolution will be made in collaboration with the Parabola Center
- Guide on how to pass the Drug Decriminalization Resolution and Ordinances is in progress
- New Drug Policy Reform Action Center letter
Global Drug Policy – Crop Eradication Coalition
- 80+ orgs/individuals have signed on to the letter
- Day of action to demand the end of aerial crop eradication of psychoactive plants in Latin America (October 11th, to replace Columbus day)
- Establishment of August 11th call on Coca, Colombia, and Congress
- July and August hiatus
- Working with Cannabis group to establish comments for the CAOA
Sentencing, Re-entry, and Juvenile Justice Reform
- Working on a letter for the action center to address the EQUAL Act, reducing sentencing disparities between crack cocaine and powder cocaine.
Highlights in the News:
- We Know How to Fix the Clemency Process. So Why Don’t We?
- A New Standard for Community Supervision: Continue Reforms as We Reimagine the System
- Biden’s Prisoner Dilemma
- AOC Promotes Research On Benefits Of Psychedelics Like Psilocybin And MDMA With New Amendment
- Is Biden Overlooking Bureau of Prisons as Reform Target?
- Proximity to Marijuana Retailers Doesn’t Influence Young People’s Intention to Use Cannabis
- Oakland City Council and San Francisco Board of Supervisors Approve Resolutions to Support AB 1256
- Editorial: Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension was fair, but the marijuana rule isn’t
- Michael Phelps Olympian Pot Use
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