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Jay Z - The War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush
 
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We teamed up with artists JAY Z​ and Molly Crabapple​ to call for an end to the drug war. Do you know your history? Learn More: https://goo.gl/YP95DL Drug Policy Alliance: http://www.drugpolicy.org http://www.facebook.com/drugpolicy Revolve Impact: http://revolveimpact.com/ http://www.facebook.com/RevolveImpact Molly Crabapple: http://mollycrabapple.com/ http://www.facebook.com/mollycrabappleart
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William F. Buckley on cigarettes, illegal drug and hypocrisy
 
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William F. Buckley on cigarettes, illegal drugs and hypocrisy, excerpt from 1988 ABC TV special hosted by Ted Koppel
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Incarcerex: It's Time for a New Bottom Line
 
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Tell Congress it is time for a new bottom line in U.S. drug policy, one that focuses on reducing the problems associated with both drugs *and* the war on drugs. Take action at http://www.drugpolicy.org.
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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized: An Expert's Perspective
 
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Professor of Pharmacology and co-author of Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts, John Morgan explains why marijuana should be legalized for the safety of the community.
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Ethan Nadelmann Debates O'Reilly About Failed Drug War
 
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Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance debates Bill O'Reilly about the Failed War on Drugs. The segment also shows a DPA video that features Sting and Montel Williams.
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Facts about Methamphetamine ("crystal meth" / "ice") | #DrugFacts
 
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Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug. It is also commonly referred to as “crystal meth” or “ice.” Methamphetamine was developed in Japan in 1919, and its cousin amphetamine was created in Germany in 1887. Their chemical structures are similar, although the effects of methamphetamine are stronger. In 1971, the US Congress passed a law that made amphetamine and methamphetamine mostly illegal apart from prescription use. Methamphetamine use, like amphetamine, increases activity, decreases appetite for food, increases appetite for sex, generates a sense of well-being, and like other stimulant drugs, often leads to a desire to use more. Pharmaceutical methamphetamine is still available legally under the brand name Desoxyn. It is used to treat severe obesity, narcolepsy and ADHD. Pharmaceutical amphetamine is available by prescription under a number of brand names, most notably Adderall. Other amphetamine-like stimulant medications, such as Ritalin, are also widely prescribed. Methamphetamine and amphetamine have had popular use among athletes, soldiers in the military, and truck drivers. While there are serious risks associated with methamphetamine, popular exaggeration often overshadows scientific facts about the drug and stigmatizes its users. Increased or prolonged use of methamphetamine can cause sleeplessness, which can impact appetite, blood pressure, mental health and susceptibility to illness. Anyone taking stimulant drugs is advised to be careful to moderate use, don’t mix with other drugs, including alcohol, and stay hydrated. Practicing safe sex and avoiding the sharing of equipment such as needles, straws or other utensils also helps to reduce risk. To learn more about methamphetamine and other drugs, please go to www.drugpolicy.org
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Drug War Update: Why Are Some Drugs Illegal?
 
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Why are some drugs legal and others illegal? DPA's Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann breaks down the surprising history of drug prohibition in the United States. This is the seventh update from DPA's No More Drug War campaign.
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Ethan Nadelmann on CNN Morning Show
 
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Ethan Nadelmann on the CNN Morning Show discusses Nevada's measure to decriminalize 3oz. of marijuana for personal use.
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DPA's Ethan Nadelmann Debates  Former DEA Head Asa Hutchinson at University of Arkansas
 
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Ethan Nadelmann the Director of the Drug Policy Alliance and former DEA Administrator and US Congressman Asa Hutchinson debate. The debate was sponsored by the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapter at the University of Arkansas and University Programs. To see full one hour video (a production of the Fayetteville public access television program Ominivision) please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FR1PkpRLvo&feature=youtu.be
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Time to Legalize Drugs? Ethan Nadelmann on FOX News
 
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Ethan Nadelmann appears on FOX report with Shepard Smith discussing his Foreign Policy article on drug legalization, Think Again: Drugs.
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Facts about MDMA ("Ecstasy" / "Molly") | #DrugFacts
 
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MDMA is the official scientific name for a drug commonly referred to as “ecstasy” or “molly.” It was originally synthesized in 1912 by the drug company Merck. In the 1970s MDMA was used to assist psychotherapy. After MDMA grew popular for recreational purposes it was banned in the U.S. in 1985, but remains a popular drug in the party and nightlife scene. People who use MDMA describe themselves as feeling euphoric, open, accepting, unafraid, and connected to those around them, which is why it’s proven useful for therapy. Overdose from MDMA is possible but rare. More often, medical problems or death occur from mixing MDMA with alcohol or other drugs. Complications can also arise from preexisting health conditions, overexertion, dehydration, or when the drug has been adulterated or “cut” with other substances. A frequent misconception is that the powder form, often called “molly,” is pure MDMA. Drug checking, also known as pill testing or adulterant screening, is one way to get more information about whether a drug contains MDMA or has been cut with other substances. A dangerously high increase in body temperature, or heatstroke – is the most common health problem related to MDMA. Hyperthermia can result from physical exertion (such as dancing) in an overheated environment without taking breaks or replenishing fluids. In extreme cases, hyperthermia can cause liver, kidney or heart failure, or even death. Another concern for people who take MDMA is hyponatremia – drinking too much water – which causes the sodium in the blood to dilute to critically low levels. There is no absolutely safe way to take a drug but experts recommend anyone using MDMA “start low, go slow,” and immediately seek medical attention for any complications. To learn more about MDMA and other drugs, please go to www.drugpolicy.org
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Facts about Heroin | #DrugFacts
 
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Heroin was first synthesized from morphine in 1874 and marketed by Bayer, the German pharmaceutical company until it was made illegal in the U.S in 1924. Other forms of opiates similar to heroin, like oxycodone and fentanyl, continue to be available as prescribed pain medicines. Like other opiates, heroin is a sedative drug that slows body functioning and lessens emotional aches and pains. Most fatal overdoses are caused by combining heroin with alcohol or another drug. Symptoms of a heroin overdose include slow and shallow breathing, convulsions, coma and possible death. Sharing needles can spread deadly infectious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C. The chance of surviving an overdose, like that of surviving a heart attack, depends greatly on how fast one receives medical assistance. The life-saving medicine naloxone is relatively easy for most people to administer and reverses the effects of a heroin overdose. One critical safety measure is to discourage someone from using alone. This is one of the reasons that a growing number of health experts are advocating for safe consumption facilities, where people use heroin under medical supervision. These facilities often provide access to counseling and supportive health services. There has also been success in using medications like methadone and buprenorphine to help people stop or reduce heroin use. To learn more about heroin and other drugs, please go to www.drugpolicy.org
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CNN Debate: Is the Drug War a Failure? Ethan Nadelmann vs. Former Drug Czar Bennett
 
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Ethan Nadelmann and Former Drug Czar Bill Bennett debate America's War on Drugs on CNN
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Sting, Soros, Montel and More: We are the Drug Policy Alliance
 
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DPA introduces a new video featuring Sting, George Soros and Montel Williams. Each of them believes that our drug policies must be grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. And each believes that only by working together can we end the failed war on drugs.
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DPA's Hanna Hetzer On Bloomberg TV Discusses Portugal's 10-year Drug Experiment
 
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Drug Policy Alliance Policy Manager of the Americas Hannah Hetzer discusses Portugal's 10-year experiment of decriminalizing all drugs and its impact on the country. She also talks about the capture of drug lord El Chapo ( Guzmán Loera) in a high-profile arrest in the Mexican city of Mazatlán. She speaks to Trish Regan and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart."
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War on Drugs is the New Jim Crow in New Orleans
 
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WWL-4 in New Orleans interviews Ira Glasser, president of the Drug Policy Alliance, who explains how racial discrimination is perpetuated through America's harsh drug laws. Money line: "Al Capone did not shoot people because he was drunk. Nobody gets shot for selling cigarettes. It's the prohibition law that creates the crime, not the drug." (
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Ira Glasser on Civil Liberties lost in the drug war
 
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Ira Glasser, DPA President, former head of the ACLU, and author of the recent Nation article "Drug Busts=Jim Crow" discusses why the war on drugs is a major civil liberties issue, a war on people of color, and the modern Jim Crow.
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Ethan Nadelmann: The Failure of the War on Drugs and a New Way Forward
 
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One of the most influential and effective voices in the drug reform movement, Ethan Nadelmann (Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance) presents Distorted Incentives: The Failure of the War on Drugs and a New Way Forward at TNP 2013. Original video can be found at: http://www.nantucketproject.com/distorted-incentives
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Richard Branson: No More Drug War (2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference)
 
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Richard Branson is best known as a social entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin Group. In the past year, however, Branson has stepped out as a prominent supporter of drug policy reform. His courageous involvement with the Global Commission on Drug Policy electrified the global media and brought a new level of attention to the growing movement to end the 40-year-old war on drugs. "I think it became clear to all of the commissioners that the war on drugs has failed, and that what we need to do is to treat drugs as a health problem, not as a criminal problem," said Branson to the conference attendees. "Good luck trying to knock some sense into governments."
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Ethan Nadelmann on New Zealand TV Taking about Legalizing Marijuana
 
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Drug Policy Alliance founder and executive director Ethan Nadelmann appears on New Zealand's One News to talk about the legalization of marijuana and New Zealands ground breaking effort to regulate "new drugs.".
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Fox TV (Sacramento): Drug Policy Alliance Debates Legalizing Marijuana part 1 of 3
 
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Fox in Focus (Sacramento) hosts a debate on marijuana legalization between Stephen Gutwillig of the Drug Policy Alliance and Roy W. Wasden, police chief of Modesto, CA.
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Harm Reduction 101
 
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What is harm reduction? Harm reduction is a public health philosophy and intervention that seeks to reduce the harms associated with drug use and ineffective drug policies. A Harm Reduction Action Center video produced in partnership with the Drug Policy Alliance and Luceo Images.
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Rick Steves: Make Marijuana Legal (2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference)
 
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Travel writer and television personality Rick Steves shares his thoughts on marijuana law reform at the closing plenary of the 2011 Reform Conference.
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Overdose Crisis: Fox News (L.A.) on New Drug Policy Alliance Report
 
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A new report from the Drug Policy Alliance and newly introduced federal legislation address the overdose fatality crisis in the United States.
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Milton Friedman and "The War On Drugs -- RIP." Assignment
 
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Prof. Milton Friedman speaks on some interesting points regarding the failed War on Drugs. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 Oct 1993.
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Patrick Exume: Illegally Searched and Falsely Arrested for Marijuana Possession In Public View
 
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Take Action: http://bit.ly/nyarrests Patrick Exume was stopped by two plainclothes officers that hopped out of an unmarked car with their guns drawn. They did not identify themselves, and after searching him several times, they eventually found a small clip of marijuana in the side pocket of his cargo pants. The officers tried to strike a deal with Patrick proposing that, if he were able to provide them information on somebody else, he would be able to go home and would even earn some money. Patrick was falsely charged and illegally arrested for with marijuana in public view.
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Voices From the Front Lines of the Drug War: Denise Cullen
 
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The Drug Policy Alliance works to end the drug war by supporting organizations like GRASP and Broken No More. Denise Cullen is executive director of GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) and Broken No More, organizations dedicated to promoting compassionate drug policy reform and to healing those who have lost loved ones to an overdose. Denise became an outspoken advocate for drug policy reform after losing her son, Jeff, to an overdose in 2008. Denise’s organizations serve over 2,500 families and have 85 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs and to promote drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.
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Ethan Nadelmann Calls Out Kevin Sabet
 
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CrossTalking with Ethan Nadelmann, Kevin Sabet and Peter Hakim. For the complete show go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiBrJokd1jc Has the 'war on drugs' failed? And is it over, now that marijuana has been legalized in Washington and Colorado? Who benefits the most from the drug war? Does the US still have the moral authority to tell Latin America to combat drug trafficking? And shouldn't drug use be treated as a health issue, rather than a law enforcement problem?
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Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 1 of 6
 
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Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 1 of 6
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Deborah Peterson-Small: "We Are Addicted to Punishment, to Denial and to the American Dream"
 
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Deborah Peterson-Small, is founder and executive director of Break the Chains at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference 2015: http://www.reformconference.org/ http://www.drugreporter.net http://www.facebook.com/drugreporter
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Facts about Cocaine | #DrugFacts
 
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Cocaine comes from the leaves of the coca plant, which grows in the Andes Mountains in South America. For thousands of years, including today, many of the indigenous people of this region have chewed coca leaves to produce a mild, stimulating feeling. Scientists isolated cocaine from coca leaves in the 1850s. Until the start of the 20th century, this new “wonder drug” could be found in countless medicines to treat a variety of ailments. Most users sniff or snort cocaine, although it can also be injected or smoked. Despite media exaggerations, harsher penalties, and a US drug panic in the 1980s, “crack,” is just a smoke-able derivative of powder cocaine. Chemically, crack cocaine and powder cocaine are the same drug. To learn more about cocaine and other drugs, please go to www.drugpolicy.org
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There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia (Trailer)
 
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About the Book: There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia uncovers the little-known history of the Colombian paramilitary groups with close ties to drug cartels that massacred, raped, and tortured thousands with the complicity of much of the country’s military and political establishment. Starting in the late 1990s, the paramilitaries carried out a bloody expansion campaign throughout much of Colombia. Fueled by an endless stream of drug profits, they committed gruesome massacres in the name of defending the country from the brutal Marxist guerillas of FARC. They killed trade unionists, human rights activists, journalists, schoolteachers, and judges. They gouged the eyes out of their victims, tore off their limbs, and raped and murdered them in front of their families. The United States, more interested in the appearance of success in its “war on drugs” than in stopping the carnage, largely ignored them even as it poured billions of dollars into Colombia’s military. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews and five years of on the ground reporting in Colombia, Maria McFarland Sánchez- Moreno takes readers from the sweltering Medellín streets where criminal investigators constantly looked over their shoulders for assassins on motorcycles, through the countryside where paramilitaries wiped out entire towns in gruesome massacres, and into the corridors of the presidential palace in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. Throughout There Are No Dead Here, she tells the interconnected stories of three very different Colombians bound by their commitment to the truth. The first is the gregarious Jesús María Valle, a human rights activist whose prophetic warnings about the military’s complicity with the paramilitaries got him murdered in 1998. A decade later, Valle’s friend, the shy prosecutor Ivan Velasquez, became an unlikely hero when his groundbreaking investigations landed a third of the country’s congress in prison for conspiring with paramilitaries, and put him in the crosshairs of Colombia’s then wildly popular president, US protégé Álvaro Uribe. When Uribe’s smear campaign against Velasquez threatened to bury the truth, the scrawny investigative journalist Ricardo Calderón exposed the lies, revealing that the paramilitaries’ reach extended all the way into the presidency. Calderón is still being targeted for his revelations. Their groundbreaking investigations fed new demands for justice and peace that Colombia’s leaders could not ignore. Thanks to the efforts of Valle, Velasquez, and Calderón, Colombians now know the truth about the brutality and corruption that swept through the country like a lethal virus, contaminating society and tainting the political system. Now, slowly, the country is breaking free from the paramilitaries’ grip. There Are No Dead Here offers a lesson about the futility and devastating destruction that flows from the war on drugs, a war that President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are trying to ramp up now. The book also shows how a few committed individuals can make a tremendous difference in dark times. At a time when those battling against the war on drugs are desperately trying to secure peace,There Are No Dead Here raises critical questions about whether peace is even feasible in a context in which the massive profits from the illicit market in drugs make organized crime such a powerful and influential force. ________________________ About the Author: Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno is an activist, writer, and lawyer. She is the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the US fighting to end the war on drugs in the United States and beyond. Previously, Maria held several positions at Human Rights Watch, including as the organization’s senior America’s researcher, covering Colombia and Peru, and as co-director of its US program. She grew up in Lima, Peru, and now lives in Brooklyn.
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Happy Holidays
 
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A year end holiday message from Naomi Long
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John Kasich (O'Reilly Guest Host, now Ohio Gov.), Slams DEA, Backs Nadelmann
 
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Current Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, hosts a debate between Ethan Nadelmann and a former DEA special agent about a proposed law that would require anyone that witnesses a drug crime (be it a stranger, friend or spouse) to report it to the police or face at least two years in prison.
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James' Story - Drug-Induced Homicide
 
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For more info see DPA's report at www.drugpolicy.org/DIH Jobs for people with a felony on their record are hard to come by, so when 36-years-old James Linder lost his job at a bakery, his employment opportunities felt especially bleak. James had recently been released from prison. He needed money and turned to the only option he knew: selling small amounts of drugs. He did it infrequently but made enough to take his son for a haircut and help out his sister. On January 30, 2015, he sold three packets of heroin to Cody Hillier. Cody’s girlfriend, Danielle Barzyk, stayed in the car. She never met James. Later that day, Danielle died of an overdose. James was charged with drug-induced homicide and sentenced by an all-white jury in rural Illinois. In this video, James shares his story from a federal prison, where he is serving 28 years. --- What is “drug-induced homicide”? Drug-induced homicide refers to the crime of delivering drugs that result in a death. In the 1980s, as the war on drugs grew out of control, the federal government and many states passed laws intended to punish people who provided drugs that led to accidental overdose deaths with sentences equivalent to those for manslaughter and murder. For the first few decades, these laws were rarely used by police or prosecutors, but steadily increasing rates of drug overdose deaths across the country have led police and prosecutors to revive them. Prosecutors and legislators claim harsh penalties for drug-induced homicide will deter drug selling, and thus reduce drug use. Yet research consistently shows that neither increased arrests nor increased severity of criminal punishment for drug law violations results in less use (demand) or sales (supply). In other words, punitive sentences for drug offenses have no deterrent effect.
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Dan Rush: Medical Marijuana and Organized Labor (2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference)
 
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Dan Rush is the director of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Hemp and Cannabis Division. Rush was previously the special operations director for UFCW Local 5 for statewide ballot initiatives, and is also the executive secretary treasurer of Instituto Laboral de la Raza, a workers resource center for unorganized, mono-lingual, immigrant working families in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. At the closing plenary of the 2011 Reform Conference, Rush describes how he has committed himself to bringing about a unionized, legal and dignified medical marijuana industry.
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Gabor Mate: Drugs, Set and Setting (2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference)
 
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Gabor Maté is a Canadian physician, public speaker and author, published internationally in twenty languages. His most recent book is the award-winning bestseller, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. For twelve years Maté worked in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hardcore drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Insite, North America's only Supervised Injection Site. His other interests encompass childhood developmental issues, mind/body health, and parenting.
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Earth and Fire Erowid: Education Award Winner (2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference)
 
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The Dr. Andrew Weil Award for Achievement in the Field of Drug Education Award recognizes those involved in drug education who have promoted honest, science-based drug education in place of ineffective scare tactics based on myths and deceit. This year the award goes to Earth and Fire Erowid, the co-founders of Erowid Center, an educational non-profit organization that collects, reviews, and publishes data about psychoac¬tive plants, drugs, technologies and practices. Their primary project is the Erowid.org website, established in 1995 as an independent public library of information about psychoactive drugs. The site hosts more than 58,000 documents and serves nearly 2.5 million unique visitors each month -- far more traffic than any other website about drugs. Collectively they have written thousands of pages of information about these substances, authored numerous articles, spoken at academic and professional conferences, and had their work cited by newspapers, education programs, college courses, and seminars around the world.
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Voices From the Front Lines of the Drug War: Joyce Rivera
 
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The Drug Policy Alliance works to end the drug war by partnering with organizations like the St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction (SACHR). Joyce Rivera founded SACHR in 1990 to provide support and resources for people who inject drugs and to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the South Bronx. Today, they are a multi-service agency that serves thousands of people throughout New York City and provides a continuum of interventions that treats the whole person in a manner that is nonjudgmental and culturally capable. The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs and to promote drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.
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Michelle Alexander's Keynote Speech from the 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference
 
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Our friend Michelle Alexander, scholar, movement leader, and author of The New Jim Crow, gave an incredible speech to open up our 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta on October 12, 2017.
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A Mother Speaks Out On the Rockefeller Drug Laws
 
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In 2003, Cheri O'Donoghue's son was arrested under the Rockefeller drug laws. Since then, she has fought for his release and an end to the Rockefeller drug laws. Listen to Rockefeller reform advocate and parent Cheri O'Donoghue tell her story and explain how you can get involved. May 8th marks the 34th anniversary of New York's Rockefeller Drug Laws. Hip-Hop Megastar Jim Jones has just released Lockdown, USA, a powerful song calling for real reform of the draconian Rockefeller drug laws and an end to the war on drugs. The song and video are now available on the website of the Drug Policy Alliance (www.drugpolicy.org). Go to the website, watch the video and listen to the song - learn about Rockefeller's impact on New York State and the war on drug's impact on this nation. Since 1973, the Rockefeller drug laws have required extremely harsh prison terms for the possession or sale of relatively small amounts of drugs. Most of the people incarcerated under these laws are convicted of low-level, nonviolent offenses, and many of them have no prior criminal records. These New York State laws are emblematic of America's longest running war, a war that affects the whole nation. That war is the war on drugs. Earmarked by mandatory minimum sentences, extreme racial disparities in drug incarceration versus drug usage, and a lack of affordable drug treatment opportunities -- this war has only been successful in destroying countless lives families, and communities. Despite a few recent reforms, which have not addressed the draconian nature of these laws, little has been done and the campaign for meaningful reform continues. In fact, out of the current 13,000 Rockefeller prisoners, fewer than 300 have been freed under the revisions to date. Please visit www.drugpolicy.org to take action, watch Jim Jones' latest video, and join the Real Reform Coalition.
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International Drug Policy Reform Conference
 
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Every two years drug policy reformers from across the United States and around the world come together to listen, learn, network and strategize. Join the Drug Policy Alliance at our next gathering, Nov. 12 - 14 in Albuquerque , NM . Register here: http://www.reformconference.org .
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Bill Piper's Challenge to Make a Mock ONDCP ad
 
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Bill Piper, DPA's Director of National Affairs, challenges YouTubers to make and post ads like ONDCP's, but about our legal drugs. Imagine what would happen when you smoke a cigarette or have a beer in a world where smoking pot leads to accidental homicide, rape, and inadvertently funding terrorists. The consequences could be disastrous, and hilarious...so have fun!
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Amy's Story - Drug-Induced Homicide
 
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For more info see DPA's report at www.drugpolicy.org/DIH On August 10, 2014, Amy Shemberger took a ride to purchase a small amount of heroin for herself and her boyfriend, Peter Kucinski. On the ride home, Amy snorted one of the bags of heroin. When she got back, Peter asked for his portion. When she got back, Peter asked for his portion. He was having severe alcohol withdrawal and needed the heroin to feel better. After snorting a $10 bag of heroin, Peter stopped breathing and Amy called 911. In the same day, Amy lost her boyfriend of 18 years to a fatal overdose and custody of their 5-year-old son. Two months later, Amy was charged with drug-induced homicide. In this video, Amy shares her story from prison where she is serving a seven-year sentence. --- What is “drug-induced homicide”? Drug-induced homicide refers to the crime of delivering drugs that result in a death. In the 1980s, as the war on drugs grew out of control, the federal government and many states passed laws intended to punish people who provided drugs that led to accidental overdose deaths with sentences equivalent to those for manslaughter and murder. For the first few decades, these laws were rarely used by police or prosecutors, but steadily increasing rates of drug overdose deaths across the country have led police and prosecutors to revive them. Prosecutors and legislators claim harsh penalties for drug-induced homicide will deter drug selling, and thus reduce drug use. Yet research consistently shows that neither increased arrests nor increased severity of criminal punishment for drug law violations results in less use (demand) or sales (supply). In other words, punitive sentences for drug offenses have no deterrent effect.
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Voices from the Front Lines of the Drug War: Susan Burton
 
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The Drug Policy Alliance works to end the drug war by supporting organizations like A New Way of Life. Susan Burton founded A New Way of Life in 1998 to provide support and resources for women recently released from prison. Her organization has served over 800 women and is a national leader in the struggle to break the cycle of addiction and incarceration. The Drug Policy Alliance is the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs and to promote drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.
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Kyung Ji Rhee: Fighting Against Unnecessary Criminalization of New York City Youth of Color
 
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Take Action: http://bit.ly/nyarrests Kyung Ji Rhee is the Project Director of Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives, a division of Center for NuLeadership. Kyung Ji's work focuses on New York City youth of color and how they are disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system. 46% of NYC marijuana arrests are of young people between the ages of 16-22. Although private possession of marijuana was decriminalized in New York in 1977, New York is currently the Marijuana Arrests Capital of the World. Police make these arrests by exploiting a "loophole" in the law. Oftentimes, the police demand that people -- usually young people of color -- empty their pockets, and when they do, the violation for marijuana possession turns into an arrestable misdemeanor for marijuana in public view.
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Ethan Nadelmann on Global Vision:Drug War is a Human Rights Violation
 
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Ethan Nadelmann appears in a clip from Global Visions Rights & Wrong (7/17/96) hosted by Charlayne Hunter-Gault . The 26 minute show talks about how the war on drugs is a human rights violation and has several speakers including Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey
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DPA's Lynne Lyman Speaks Out Against Zero-Tolerance Drug Policies in Schools
 
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Drug Policy Alliance's CA State Director, Lynne Lyman shares her experiences as a mother and discusses the need for reality-based drug education programs in schools. In addition, Lynne shares the harmful long-term impact zero-tolerance policies have on students by introducing them to the criminal justice system at an early age. Instead of punitive policies, Lynne calls for schools to use a restorative justice approach with students, as a means of keeping students engaged in activities that will deter drug use and encourage accountability. Original video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkqTMowGoJQ&feature=share
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Carl Hart: Drugs, Set and Setting (2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference)
 
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Carl Hart is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology in both the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He also serves as a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His NIDA-supported research uses human laboratory models to better understand the complex interactions between drugs of abuse and the neurobiology and environmental factors that mediate human responses. One specific focus of his research is to use laboratory models of human drug use in order to develop medications to treat cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana dependence. Hart also serves on the board of directors of the Drug Policy Alliance.
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