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Jay Z - The War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush
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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Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized: An Expert's Perspective
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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Incarcerex: It's Time for a New Bottom Line
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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William F. Buckley on cigarettes, illegal drug and hypocrisy
William F. Buckley on cigarettes, illegal drugs and hypocrisy, excerpt from 1988 ABC TV special hosted by Ted Koppel
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Facts about Methamphetamine ("crystal meth" / "ice") | #DrugFacts
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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Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 1 of 6
Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 1 of 6
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Ethan Nadelmann Debates O'Reilly About Failed Drug War
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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Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 3 of 6
Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 3 of 6
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Facts about MDMA ("Ecstasy" / "Molly") | #DrugFacts
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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Drug War Update: Why Are Some Drugs Illegal?
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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CNN Debate: Is the Drug War a Failure? Ethan Nadelmann vs. Former Drug Czar Bennett
Ethan Nadelmann and Former Drug Czar Bill Bennett debate America's War on Drugs on CNN
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Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 2 of 6
Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 2 of 6
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Ethan Nadelmann Fox & Friends
Time to Tax and Regulate Marijuana in California? Fox News Channel debate between Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance and David Evans of the Drug Free America Foundation.
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Facts about Heroin | #DrugFacts
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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Stossel Supports Sting and DPA Over Fox News and Calls Drug War a Failure
Fox News continues to slam Sting, George Soros and the Drug Policy Alliance for an anti-drug war video. Here Fox Host John Stossel sides with Sting and against his employers and says drug prohibition fails.
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Ethan Nadelmann Responds To DEA Claim That Marijuana Has No Accepted Medical Use
Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, responds to the recent decree by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that marijuana has no accepted medical use. The decision by the DEA comes almost nine years after medical marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify cannabis to take into account a growing body of research that shows its effectiveness in treating certain diseases. For more on this subject please go the July 14 LA Times piece titled "Medical marijuana: A science-free zone at the White House" by DPA's Bill Piper and Stephen Gutwillig http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/07/medical-marijuana-the-deas-science-free-zone-blowback.html
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Medical Marijuana: An Expert's Perspective
Professor of Pharmacology and co-author of Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts, John Morgan explains why synthetic marijuana is problemmatic as a substitute for therapies calling for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
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Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 4 of 6
Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 4 of 6
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Ethan Nadelmann on New Zealand TV Taking about Legalizing Marijuana
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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Ethan Nadelmann on CNN: The Growing Debate to Legalize Marijuana
Anderson Cooper of CNN does a segment on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the growing debate to legalize marijuana.
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Time to Legalize Marijuana? Great Debate on PBS McLaughlin Group!
The McLaughlin Group debates marijuana prohibition! Most of the commentators favor taxing and regulating it!
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New Orleans Meets Drug Policy Reform
WWL-4 TV in New Orleans interviews Ethan Nadelmann about the 2007 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, marijuana legalization, the gateway theory, and zero-tolerance theory (if you bust small-time crime, you will prevent more serious crimes). Nadelmann refutes all of these arguments and invites the city to the conference at a discounted rate.
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War on Drugs is the New Jim Crow in New Orleans
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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Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 6 of 6
Walter Cronkite & America's Disastrous Drug War Pt 6 of 6
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US Senator Cory Booker on the Marijuana Justice Act
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Ira Glasser on Civil Liberties lost in the drug war
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 Trounces Former DEA Chief in Marijuana Debate at Aspen Institute
Drug Policy Alliance's executive director, Ethan Nadelmann, debates Asa Hutchinson, former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chief, in a debate about marijuana legalization at the Aspen Institute on July 1, 2013. To see the full 1 hour debate please go to: Matter of Debate: Should Pot Be Legal? (Full Session) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D05OI982hUY Recent elections in the states of Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana, catalyzing the national debate regarding drug policy and reform. Would it be easier on health and police departments now pulled between conflicting state and federal laws to just legalize marijuana? Underwritten by Booz Allen Hamilton Featuring Ethan Nadelmann, Asa Hutchinson, and James Bennet
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DPA's Hanna Hetzer On Bloomberg TV Discusses Portugal's 10-year Drug Experiment
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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Harm Reduction 101
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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Ira Glasser: The Long Arc of Social Justice (2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference)
Ira Glasser is president of the Drug Policy Alliance and former longtime executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In this rousing, thought-provoking speech, Glasser describes the inherently multi-generational nature of movements for social justice. With every victory there are inevitable setbacks, yet with every defeat there are fresh opportunities: "You don't ever get to win -- you only get to fight."
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João Goulão Receives the Norman E  Zinberg Award for Achievement
SICAD (the Service Intervention in Addictive Behaviors and Dependencies) and its general director Dr. João Castel-Branco Goulão are the recipients of the Norman E. Zinberg Award for Achievement in the Field of Medicine, which recognizes medical and treatment experts who perform rigorous scientific research and who have the courage to report their findings even though they may be at odds with current dogma. Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências (SICAD) is an agency in Portugal's Ministry of Health that is directly responsible for the implementation of the country's national drug strategy. Its mission is to promote the reduction of harms related to drug misuse and drug addiction. In 2001, Portugal enacted one of the most extensive drug law reforms in the world when it decriminalized low-level possession and use of all illegal drugs and significantly expanded treatment and harm reduction services, including access to sterile syringes, methadone maintenance therapy and other medication-assisted treatments. After more than a decade, the Portuguese experience demonstrates that decriminalization -- alongside a serious investment in treatment and harm reduction services -- can significantly improve public safety and health. Dr. João Castel-Branco Goulão is the general director of SICAD and the Portuguese national drug coordinator. He was a member of the Portuguese committee that prepared the 1998 report on which the first Portuguese drug strategy, which included decriminalization, was based. Dr. Goulão has been centrally involved in both crafting and implementing Portugal's health-based drug policies and has been invited to present on the Portuguese model in numerous other countries. Dr. Goulão has also served as the Chairman of the Management Board of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction since 2010.
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Ethan Nadelmann Destroys the 'Failed Prohibitionist Policy' of the Drug War
On November 7th 2013 Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann spoke at the 2013 Americas Business Council (ABC) Continuity Forum at the New World Center in Miami, Florida. Elite business, media, and political leaders came together with 21 social entrepreneurs to listen and engage with speakers including Larry Summers, David Axelrod, Jane Goodall, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Arianna Huffington and others.
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Voices From the Front Lines of the Drug War: Denise Cullen
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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A Mother's Story Helps Spread Truth About Marijuana
Rev. Carol Antun shares her story of her son's suicide following ridicule and judgment for his marijuana use. This is an excerpt from The Exile Nation Project, directed by Charles Shaw.
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Marilyn Howell: Psychedelics as Healing Tools (2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference)
When Marilyn Howell's adult daughter, Mara, was dying of colon cancer, mainstream medicine could do nothing to reduce Mara's pain or to help her come to terms with her imminent death. In response, Howell made the unusual choice to seek out an underground psychedelic therapist to work with her and her daughter. Mainstream medical practitioners are beginning to recognize the potential value of such treatments for patients at the end of their life, emphasizing the need for more research into the effectiveness of MDMA and other psychedelics. Inspired by the gratitude she felt for her daughter's end-of-life psychedelic therapy, Howell recently published the book Honor Thy Daughter, written with the hope that Mara's story would open eyes to the healing potential of psychedelic therapy.
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Milton Friedman and "The War On Drugs -- RIP." Assignment
Prof. Milton Friedman speaks on some interesting points regarding the failed War on Drugs. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 Oct 1993.
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Support Fair and Equitable Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey
Help us create a fair and equitable marijuana market in New Jersey: http://bit.ly/legalizenj New Jersey’s marijuana laws have had a disproportionate impact on communities of color. African Americans are three times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites even though both use marijuana at the same rates. Anecdotal evidence suggests similar disparities for Latinos. A conviction for marijuana possession can have severe long-term consequences. The resulting criminal record subjects a person to a system of legal discrimination that can last a lifetime and can make it difficult or impossible to secure employment, housing, student loans, or even a driver’s license. Even without a conviction, the consequences of an arrest can include untold stigma and humiliation, the financial burden of a criminal court proceeding and lost hours at work or school. Marijuana laws have also been used to support biased policies like stop and frisk, racial profiling and the deportation of people of color. It’s time to right these wrongs. The "New Solutions Campaign" (http://www.drugpolicy.org/new-jersey/marijuana-reform) of the Drug Policy Alliance is advocating to include specific racial and social justice elements into marijuana legalization in New Jersey to repair past harms and encourage full participation in the industry by communities disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition.
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Richard Branson: No More Drug War (2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference)
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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Daryl Atkinson: Organizing Formerly Incarcerated People (2011 Intl. Drug Policy Reform Conference)
Daryl Atkinson is an attorney for the North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services. At the closing plenary of the 2011 Reform Conference, he describes how his experience as a formerly incarcerated person led him to become an advocate for drug policy and criminal justice reform.
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Ethan Nadelmann: The Failure of the War on Drugs and a New Way Forward
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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A Mother Speaks Out On the Rockefeller Drug Laws
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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Ethan Nadelmann Calls Out Kevin Sabet
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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Harry Levine: Researcher Exposing Unlawful Marijuana Arrests and Biased Policing Practices
Take Action: http://bit.ly/nyarrests Queens College Professor, Dr. Harry Levine, is the country's leading researcher on marijuana arrests. His first report, co-authored with Deborah Peterson Smalls, Marijuana Arrests Crusade: Racial Bias and Policy 1997-2007, shed light on the illegal and racists marijuana arrests. His second report, NYC Marijuana Arrest Crusade Continues, and third report, $75 Million a Year: The Costs of NYC Marijuana Possession Arrests, explain how policing practices exploit 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 speaks about Harm Reduction
Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance speaks about harm reduction in this hour long documentary. To see the full documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0I0uV-XqpI Harm reduction in action! The Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center shows how harm reduction services such as needle exchange programs not only reduce drug related harms for communities and for individual drug users, but also how these programs can be a gateway to connect drug users with mental health services, substance use treatment services, and much more. Harm reduction experts Scott Kellogg, Ethan Nadelmann, Stanton Peele, Maia Szalavitz, and Andrew Tatarsky talk about how engagement tools such as syringe exchange work to reduce harms and increase motivation to engage in higher threshold services and LESHRC staff demonstrate these services in action. Topics covered include syringe exchange, outreach and peer deliver programs, harm reduction psychotherapy, harm reduction housing, overdose prevention and reversal with Narcan (naloxone), HIV testing, and more. Harm reduction is far more than putting a band aid on a problem; for many drug users harm reduction is the first step towards becoming abstinent from drugs.
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Ethan Nadelmann on Drug Violence in Latin America
Ethan Nadelmann the director of the Drug Policy Alliance discusses real solutions to the violence unleashed in Latin America as a result of the drug war. Here's the link to the site No More Blood for Drugs video campaign who originally taped this interview http://nomorebloodfordrugs.wordpress.com/
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Andre Warren: Fighting His False Arrest in Court
Take Action: http://bit.ly/nyarrests Andre was charged with criminal possession of marijuana burning in public view in December of 2011 after being illegally searched by the police while walking with his friend. While his friend possessed a small amount of marijuana in his shoe, Andre didn't have any marijuana but was still falsely charged and illegally arrested for burning marijuana in public. Andre, who has no prior record, took his case to trial and was found not guilty of smoking marijuana in public view. Although many people arrested for marijuana possession are charged with crimes they did not commit, most do not fight their charges in court because of the laborious process of navigating the criminal justice system.
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Facts about Cocaine | #DrugFacts
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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Fox TV (Sacramento): Drug Policy Alliance Debates Legalizing Marijuana part 1 of 3
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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Sting, Soros, Montel and More: We are the Drug Policy Alliance
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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Ethan Nadelmann on Democracy Now : Pot Decriminalization Advances in the U.S.
Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance speaks with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now about the growing movement for drug decriminalization that is moving ahead in the United States. On Monday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said he would sign a bill that would make Philadelphia the largest city in the country to decriminalize marijuana possession. Just two weeks ago, the City Council in Santa Fe voted to decriminalize marijuana. Earlier this year, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill to decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana in the U.S. capital. Ballot initiatives on legalization of marijuana will go before voters in Oregon, Florida and Alaska in November. This comes two years after voter initiatives in Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational marijuana. The full segment which also includes the Global Commission and its release of their new report "Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Polices the Work" can be seen here http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/10/as_pot_decriminalization_advances_in_us This comes two years after voter initiatives in Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational marijuana. Meanwhile, a group of former presidents and United Nations leaders gathered in New York Tuesday to call for an end to the criminalization and incarceration of drug users. Known as the Global Commission on Drug Policy, the panel includes the former presidents of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. The commission first made headlines in 2011 when it declared the war on drugs to be a failure. Report Launch:Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5fH96tH3sE&feature=youtu.be
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