Issues


Diversion

“Diversion” refers to pathways for individuals who would otherwise be prosecuted within the criminal justice system.
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Harm Reduction

“Harm reduction” consists of all the measures that can be taken to reduce the harm associated with drug use.
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Collateral Consequences

“Collateral Consequences” refer to sanctions beyond the sentence itself given to individuals convicted of drug possession.
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Mandatory Minimums

“Mandatory Minimums” refer to sentences for particular crimes that judges cannot revise regardless of the culpability or circumstances of the offender.
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Clemency

The sentencing policies under the War on Drugs have been unjust and cruel. A “clemency” movement is growing to correct these wrongs.
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Medical Marijuana

“Medical Marijuana” refers to the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
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Decriminalization

“Decriminalization” refers to category of enforcement that regards the possession of a drug as a civil, not a criminal, offense, much like a minor traffic violation.
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Tax and Regulate

“Tax and Regulate” refers to the terms and conditions under which the legalization of cannabis is established at the state level.
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Forfeiture Laws

“Forfeiture laws” permit the DEA, as well as state and local police departments, to seize property merely on the grounds that it may have been connected to a crime.
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