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Cannabis Activism

DPA Statement On Proposed Trump Administration Rule To Require Drug Testing In Order To Receive Unemployment Benefits

Below is a statement from Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, in response to an attempt by the Trump Administration to require drug testing in order to receive unemployment benefits: “This latest push to require people seeking unemployment benefits to undergo drug testing is invasive, cruel, and [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Delaware Governor Signs Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties For Juveniles

Democratic Gov. John Carney has signed legislation amending criminal penalties for juveniles who violate the state’s marijuana possession laws. Senate Bill 45 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession offenses (up to one ounce) for those under the age of 21. Instead, juvenile offenders will face a fine-only civil penalty. Those [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Judiciary Committee Chairman Introduces Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY) introduced The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. The Senate companion bill is carried by Senator Kamala Harris (CA). NORML Political Director Justin Strekal said, “Never in American history has the Chairman of the Judiciary introduced a bill to end federal [read more]