Drug Policy Alliance Blog

02/08/16
By Sharda Sekaran
Filmmaker Michael Moore never shies from taking on tough issues and challenging the status quo. His latest film “Where to Invade Next” is a clever spoof of U.S. foreign policy that encourages our military leaders... Read More

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02/05/16
By asha bandele
I first see her seven years ago, eyes brighter than the florescent lights of Broadway up the street from DPA-HQ.  She’s an intern, but she takes over.  All those pushy questions, and steady of her love for we... Read More

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02/04/16
By Kassandra Frederique and Alyssa Aguilera
According to data just released by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, New York City marijuana arrests in 2015 dropped to under 17,000 for the first time since 1996. The 16,590 arrests for low-level... Read More

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02/04/16
By Kevin Franciotti
Last month, the government of the Brazilian state of São Paulo issued a statement that may signal the country’s path toward approving scientific research of psychoactive substances, including the medical use of... Read More

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02/01/16
By Melissa Franqui
At a time when the nation reflects and focuses on the history, contributions and lives of Black Americans, our recent International Drug Policy Reform Conference’s town hall presents a profoundly relevant conversation... Read More

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01/26/16
By Bill Piper
A new poll finds that New Hampshire voters support treating drug use as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue – this includes decriminalizing drug use and possession, eliminating mandatory minimum... Read More

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01/22/16
By Melissa Franqui
Last year, award-winning artist John Legend launched #FREEAMERICA, a multi-year culture campaign to change the national conversation about our country’s criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration. He... Read More

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01/19/16
By Kevin Franciotti
New England Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones apologized on Thursday for ‘a pretty stupid mistake’ related to his use of “synthetic marijuana,” but what was the mistake? Jones had a bad... Read More

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01/13/16
By Michael Collins
It was the big “will he or won’t he” question on the minds of criminal justice reformers last night. Would Obama mention criminal justice reform in his final State of the Union? He had spoken about it... Read More

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01/11/16
By Daniel Robelo
The internet is aflame with chatter about the recent recapture of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the world’s most wanted man twice escaped from maximum security prison. The cacophony of... Read More

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