War on Drugs, Drug, Prohibition, Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Drug Policy Alliance

“The Drum Beat in My Head Gets Louder”—Meet DPA’s New Leader

On Sep 10, 2020
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RT @Filtermag_org: "The drug war has seeped into our hearts as much as it has contaminated the world." Filter's @aftariak caught up with new @DrugPolicyOrg ED @Kassandra_Fred to ask about her priorities and inspirations: https://t.co/cAvYkBEV8s
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Filter caught up with Kassandra Frederique, who just became the new executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, to ask about her priorities and inspirations.

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On Sep 10, 2020
@DrugPolicyOrg shared
RT @Filtermag_org: "The drug war has seeped into our hearts as much as it has contaminated the world." Filter's @aftariak caught up with new @DrugPolicyOrg ED @Kassandra_Fred to ask about her priorities and inspirations: https://t.co/cAvYkBEV8s
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“The Drum Beat in My Head Gets Louder”—Meet DPA’s New Leader

“The Drum Beat in My Head Gets Louder”—Meet DPA’s New Leader

Filter caught up with Kassandra Frederique, who just became the new executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, to ask about her priorities and inspirations.

DPA’s Leader Shares Her Roots, Health Challenge and All-Drug Decrim Agenda

DPA’s Leader Shares Her Roots, Health Challenge and All-Drug Decrim Agenda

A formidable background in human rights advocacy and scholarship certainly qualifies Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno for her role as executive director ...

Women Are Leading the Fight Against the War on Drugs

Women Are Leading the Fight Against the War on Drugs

Two of the most prominent groups devoted to reforming America's drug laws are now run by women of color. Here's what they're accomplishing, and how they're doing it.

Director, Movement Building, Grants and Partnerships

Director, Movement Building, Grants and Partnerships

Title:                              Director, Movement Building, Grants, and Partnerships Type:                              Full-Time Supervisor:                 Managing Director of ...

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on the Horrific Police Killing of George Floyd

Drug Policy Alliance Statement on the Horrific Police Killing of George Floyd

New York, NY – In response to the unconscionable killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, where a police officer joked about not doing drugs as Floyd desperately pleaded to breathe, ...

Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. to Do the Same

Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. to Do the Same

Mexico’s plan points to the failure of the decades-long international war on drugs.

Achievement Awards

Achievement Awards

Join us in honoring your contemporaries who have made exceptional accomplishments in eight award categories, including science, medicine, law, and education. What better way to celebrate ...

Change Yourself, Change the World: A Former Cop Fights to End Drug Prohibition

Change Yourself, Change the World: A Former Cop Fights to End Drug Prohibition

As part of MERRY JANE’s Justice Week, we talked with police officer-turned-drug policy reformer Diane Goldstein about how to make real progress.

It's Time for the US to Decriminalize Drug Use and Possession

It's Time for the US to Decriminalize Drug Use and Possession

Global Exchange and Drug Policy Alliance invite you to a free public webinar on February 6th at 5pm (PT) / 7pm (CT) / 8pm (ET). A consensus that the drug war is futile, ...

"Killer Mike": Nixon-style Villainizing of Hippies & Blacks over Marijuana at Play Today

"Killer Mike": Nixon-style Villainizing of Hippies & Blacks over Marijuana at Play Today

Rapper and Atlanta-based activist Michael "Killer Mike" Render lit up  Real Time with Bill Maher last night, and not just with his millio...

Kansas City Mayor Talks Marijuana And Broader Drug Policy Reform After Local Decriminalization Vote

Kansas City Mayor Talks Marijuana And Broader Drug Policy Reform After Local Decriminalization Vote

The mayor of Kansas City scored a drug policy reform victory on Thursday after the City Council approved a resolution he introduced to remove all local criminal penalties for marijuana ...

Defund the NYPD & Reinvest in Communities

Defund the NYPD & Reinvest in Communities

Urge Mayor de Blasio and the NYC Council to cut the NYPD expense budget, shift funding to critical social services, and reinvest in the Black and Latinx communities that have long been the ...

Minority Cannabis Business Association Releases Model Municipal Social Equity Ordinance for Nationwide Adoption

Minority Cannabis Business Association Releases Model Municipal Social Equity Ordinance for Nationwide Adoption

Portland OR, March 11th – Members of the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) unveiled their latest model policy recommendation to lawmakers and cannabis regulators, this time ...

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions’ Departure From DOJ

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions’ Departure From DOJ

Good Riddance! Drug Reformers Applaud Sessions’ Departure From DOJ - By Phillip Smith Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of office Wednesday...