Written by Sarah Noon ‘18On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to extend the Trump-era scheduling of fentanyl analogues, chemically similar substances—an approach that fails to mitigate overdose deaths, to mitigate other harms associated with substance use, and expands the use of harsh mandatory minimum sentencing laws currently set to expire May 6th. Today, the Senate will vote on the
In a recent national board meeting this week, SSDP board members voted to endorse Californians United for a Responsible Budget and their Budget for Humanity Campaign. SSDP along with 45 other organizations have recently collaborated to support the new campaign and invest in California’s future. Bloated by a failed policy of mass incarceration and laws such as Three Strikes and Mandatory Minimums, California’s prisons are
I have to say, I love my home state of Rhode Island. We are showing the world how to create sensible policies surrounding medical marijuana and are reforming devastating mandatory minimum sentencing for drug possession – all through the legislature. All this despite a governor that has an itchy veto finger when anything calling for common sense drug policy hits his desk.