Browsing Category 'Drug Policy'

Press Release: NYC Overdose Deaths Up, Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 22, 2016 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, matt@vocal-ny.org, Kassandra Frederique, 646-209-0374, kfrederique@drugpolicy.org Healthcare Advocates & Elected Officials Call for Supervised Injection Facilities After Fifth Straight Year of Increasing Drug Overdose Deaths in NYC  NYC Drug Overdoses Killed 886 People in 2015, Increase of 10%, Bronx Hardest Hit New York, NY – Following Mayor […]

Friday: Victims of the ‘War on Drugs’ Protest the Chinese Government for Leading the World in Executions

For Immediate Release: April 7th, 2016 Contacts: Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, Tony Newman, 646-335-5384 Friday Action: Victims of the ‘War on Drugs’ Protest the Chinese Government for Leading the World in Executions In 2014, China executed more people than all countries combined, including many for drug-related offenses Ahead of major United Nations meeting on global drug policy, […]

Just Say “Nyet” to Russian Drug Policy!

Join us this Friday, March 25, 2016 to “Just Say Nyet!” to the Russian government’s disastrous drug policies! This is the second in a series of actions in advance of the April 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs, which are designed to call attention for public health oriented approaches to drug use. What: Protest at […]

“JUST SAY NO!” TO THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

Join us this Friday, March 18th 2016 to “Just Say No!” to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This is the first in a series of actions in advance of the April 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs, designed to call attention for public health oriented approaches to drug use. WHAT: Rally and protest […]

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Weed Is Basically Legal in New York City Now, but Only If You’re White Theodore Hamm & Alex Vitale | October 23, 2015 Each passing week sees a new front open up in the battle to stop arresting people for weed. On Wednesday, insurgent Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders expressed support for legalization, a position […]

DNAinfo: De Blasio Signs Legislation To Toughen Laws Against ‘Scourge’ of K2

De Blasio Signs Legislation To Toughen Laws Against ‘Scourge’ of K2 Jeff Mays | October 21, 2015 HARLEM — Calling synthetic marijuana a “scourge” and “poison” that should be eradicated, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed three bills into law Tuesday that ban the sale of the product and give the city more power to shut […]

Gay City News: Corey Johnson Welcomes Safe Injection Facilities in NYC

Corey Johnson Welcomes Safe Injection Facilities in NYC Nathan Riley | October 16, 2015 A campaign to introduce safe injection facilities in New York City has a warm welcome from Corey Johnson, chair of the City Council Health Committee. While not well known in the United States, safe injection centers for injecting drug users are […]

Daily News: As number of OD deaths goes up, so does the cost of the life-saving antidote

As number of OD deaths goes up, so does the cost of the life-saving antidote Keri Blakinger | October 15, 2015 Even as the death toll increases during a recent heroin epidemic, manufacturers are raising the price of naloxone, a drug that can reverse overdoses. In one formulation, the cost of the drug has increased […]