Position Papers

Advocate.  Educate.  Influence.

Drug Free Action Alliance stands as an advocate for policies to make our communities stronger, healthier and drug-free. We educate the media, legislators and community groups about the best practices in prevention by developing and making available a series of position papers.

MARIJUANA AS MEDICINE

A Position Paper Drug Free Action Alliance and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio.

Marijuana should be subject to the same research, consideration and study as any other potential medicine, under the standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Legalizing marijuana for medical use should not be decided by legislative or voter initiative.



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RETAINING 21 AS THE MINIMUM LEGAL DRINKING AGE

A Position Paper Drug-Free Action Alliance

DRUG FREE ACTION ALLIANCE POLICY STATEMENT

Drug Free Action Alliance strongly supports all states retaining 21 years old as the legal drinking age for alcoholic beverages. This position is based upon sound science that demonstrates the current laws help protect the health and safety of our youth. Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) laws are the most studied and successful alcohol-related laws on the books.

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PROPERLY CLASSIFYING AND TAXING ALCOPOPS

A Position Paper of Drug Free Action Alliance

DRUG FREE ACTION ALLIANCE POLICY STATEMENT

Alcopops have been classified by the state as beer for tax and regulatory purposes.  Drug Free Action Alliance urges the State of Ohio to classify alcopops as mixed beverages, thereby helping to prevent underage drinking in Ohio.

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