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The Drug Policy Alliance Announces Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno as New Executive Director

The Drug Policy Alliance Announces Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno as New Executive Director

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Drug Policy Alliance board of directors announced today its unanimous decision to appoint Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno as the organization’s new executive director.

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Israeli Cabinet Approves Proposal to Decriminalize Marijuana

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Sunday, Israel took a big step toward decriminalizing adult marijuana use. The Israeli Cabinet approved a proposal that would replace criminal penalties with fines for people who are caught using marijuana in public. The proposal from the Ministries of Justice and Public Security has received support from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but still requires approval of the Israeli Parliament before becoming law.

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White House Indicates Potential Crackdown on Recreational Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a press conference today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer strongly indicated that Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) will crack down on recreational marijuana programs. In response, Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, released this statement:

Ethan Nadelmann to 'Step Aside' as Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance

Ethan Nadelmann to ‘Step Aside’ as Executive Director of the DPA

On Jan. 27, 2017, Ethan Nadelmann announced via Twitter that he is going to “step aside” as the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a non-profit organization advocating for the end of the drug war through sensible drug law reform.


Drug Policy Groups Respond to Choice of Sessions for Attorney General

The Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy Project have responded to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said Sessions is a “drug war dinosaur” and “the last thing the nation needs now.”

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President-Elect Trump Selects Senator Jeff Sessions – Staunch Supporter of Failed Drug War – to be Attorney General

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Several outlets reported this morning that Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been selected by Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General.

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Legal Marijuana Approved in Two New England States

Voters in Massachusetts and Maine legalized marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, becoming the first two states east of the Rockies to do so. The results from Massachusetts’s Question 4 were announced before midnight on Election Day, while the outcome of Maine’s Question 1 remained undetermined until early the next morning.

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Teleconference Wednesday at 12:30pm (ET) / 9:30am (PT): What Do Election Results Mean for Marijuana Law Reform?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This Election Day is shaping up to be a watershed moment for efforts to end marijuana prohibition, with five states voting on marijuana legalization and four more on medical marijuana.


The Great Marijuana Debate: Nadelmann Lands Total Knockout

On March 3, 2016, Ethan Nadelmann, Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, and David Evans, Executive Director of the Drug Free Schools Coalition, went head to head in The Great Marijuana Debate, co-sponsored by MJIC Media and ProCon.org, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco.

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The First Great Marijuana Debate: Marijuana Policy, Which Way Should It Go?

For the first time an event that is clearly geared towards opportunities for profit in the legal marijuana industry takes a hard look at the risks associated with the decision to go legal—not just the financial risk, but the social and moral risks associated therewith.


30 Days Until David Evans of Drug Free Schools Coalition Joins Great Marijuana Debate

In just 30 days, David Evans, Executive Director of the Drug Free Schools Coalition, will be participating in The Great Marijuana Debate, opposite Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco this March.

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41 Days Until Ethan Nadelmann hosts The Great Marijuana Debate

Ethan Nadelmann, along with his colleagues at the Drug Policy Alliance, has played a pivotal role in most of the major drug policy reform ballot initiative campaigns in the United States, and he will be hosting The Great Marijuana Debate sponsored by ProCon.org in San Francisco.


Crime & Punishment: The Story of Marijuana and Militarized Police

The combat between sovereign authorities on the one hand and the people who pursue the drug trade on the other—inclusive of the marijuana trade—where it remains criminal, has become frighteningly militarized in recent decades.


Ethan Nadelmann to Keynote at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in Los Angeles

PARAMUS, N.J., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Developing a responsible, safe and ethical marijuana industry will be the theme of Ethan Nadelmann’s keynote speech at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo taking place September 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

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Presenting the 2014 MJINews Power Activists

Progress is not given, it is earned. The 2014 MJINews Power Activists know this all too well. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws began the organized drug law reform movement in 1970, inspiring activists across the nation.

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Passing the Torch for Marijuana Reform

Ethan Nadelmann, Founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, recently addressed the ArcView Investors Chicago Forum about the need for new marijuana capitalists to step up to the task of supporting drug law reform. In a nutshell, his message to new investors was that without continued focus on changing the law, there will be no place for investments to go.


Why Young Oregon Voters Matter

When advocates of legalization look at the polls, it is hard to be worried about Oregon. There are always reasons to fret, but Measure 91 looks more likely to pass than ballot initiatives in Alaska or Florida. A SurveyUSA poll from early August showed Oregon voters supporting legalization at 51 to 42 percent, with 6 percent undecided. Should we let Oregon coast and focus on the other races?