Drug Policy Alliance Blog

09/18/18
By Queen Adesuyi
During the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s first ever panel addressing marijuana, the failed war on drugs, and restorative justice, Drug Policy Alliance debuted a new video… Read More
09/10/18
By Suchitra Rajagopalan
72,000 lives were lost to accidental overdose in the U.S. in 2017— more than in car accidents or due to gun violence, and more Americans than in the entire Vietnam War. That’s 72,000 lives that often ended alone and… Read More
09/07/18
By Kassandra Frederique
On Friday, August 31, 2018, Drug Policy Alliance NY joined VOCAL for an Overdose Awareness Day March to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in Downtown Manhattan.  Activists and family members who have lost loved ones to… Read More
08/31/18
By Michelle Wright
Since 1994 the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition (AHRC) has been providing prevention services, referrals and supplies. AHRC are one of few agencies in Georgia that provide life-saving resources to the English Avenue… Read More
08/30/18
By Stefanie Jones
In the wake of the current overdose crisis, is this the year that drug checking finally catches on in the United States? It could be the start: in the last twelve months, Washington D.C. and the state of Maryland legalized… Read More
08/07/18
By Tony Newman
Eighty thousand music lovers came together this weekend in Fontana California for the HARD Summer Fest. Stefanie Jones of the Drug Policy Alliance was there and her mission was to keep festival goers safe. Jones was… Read More
07/09/18
By Jolene Forman
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is considering whether a pregnant woman’s use of illegal drugs qualifies as child abuse under state law. In May, the Drug Policy Alliance filed a friend of the court brief in the case — on… Read More
06/28/18
By Michael Liszewski
Marijuana reform in Congress has gained substantial momentum in 2018 and June was no exception.  Beginning with the introduction of the bipartisan STATES Act from Senators Warren and Gardner, to the Joyce/Leahy medical… Read More
06/22/18
By Grace Ramsey
Although many are aware of the oppression experienced by those with non-conforming sexualities, consideration of how this translates to the criminal justice system is often not commonplace. While the harms of drug war-era… Read More
06/21/18
By Michael Collins and Constanza Sánchez
The movement for drug policy reform is a global one – and it has become increasingly important to look at what other countries are doing on drug policy to see what can be learned. Portugal’s decriminalization model and… Read More