Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/26/13
By Anthony Papa
Last week I listened with great interest to a speech Attorney General Eric Holder presented in front of the American Bar Association. Holder passionately spoke about halting the use of laws that have led to mass... Read More

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08/23/13
By Tommy McDonald
82 percent say U.S. ‘losing’ War on Drugs Jerry Brown Considers Prison Alliance Between Private Company, Union Pardon Rates Remain Low An Effort to Expand Access to a Drug That Could Save Victims of Overdoses The... Read More

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08/22/13
By Brian Rabadeau
There is already a huge stigma against opponents of the drug war. Anyone who fights against the war on drugs is branded with stereotypes such as the hapless stoner who just wants to get high. This image can scare people away... Read More

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08/21/13
By Christopher Soda
We’ve all heard the timeworn arguments against legalizing and regulating marijuana from politicians. There’s nothing new on that front. What is new, however, is where the public stands on this issue.  ... Read More

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08/16/13
By Tommy McDonald
Judge Rejects New York’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy Comptroller John Liu pushes to legalize marijuana in NYC How prisons profit off the ‘war on drugs’ As drug czar exits, does U.S. really need a new one? Global... Read More

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08/16/13
By Ethan Nadelmann
What a week! It’s the sort of news that makes those of us in drug policy reform feel proud. Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN special Sunday night on marijuana was extraordinary, not just because of the quality of the show... Read More

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08/13/13
By Evan Goldstein
Yesterday in a ground-breaking court decision, Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled that the NYPD engaged in rampant unconstitutional and racially biased policing through its controversial stop-and-frisk policy. The... Read More

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08/12/13
By Laura Thomas
SAN FRANCISCO—Today at the American Bar Association conference here in San Francisco, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a set of new reforms to undo some of the damage caused by federal mandatory minimum laws... Read More

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08/09/13
By Tommy McDonald
Sanjay Gupta says he was wrong about marijuana DEA scandal: Agents urged to cover up use of NSA intel in drug probes With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum Civil Forfeiture: America's daylight robbery... Read More

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08/09/13
By Sharda Sekaran
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is making waves for his recent reversal of opinion on medical marijuana. Part of this has to do with an expansive body of medical evidence but the touching story of a 5-year-... Read More

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