Drug Policy Alliance Blog

03/25/14
By Amanda Reiman
When California passed the country’s first medical marijuana law in 1996, the response was a resounding, “But of course, it’s California.” Over the next 18 years, the states adopting medical marijuana... Read More

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03/24/14
By Marsha Rosenbaum
Dear Abby, As an expert in the field of drug education for teens and their parents, I was particularly interested in your March 20, 2014 answer to the Colorado mom’s question, and praise you for your response. Your... Read More

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03/24/14
By Meghan Ralston
I’m breaking up with the word "addict" and I hope you’ll do the same.   "Addict" is one of those words that so many of us use, largely without pausing to wonder if we should. We... Read More

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03/18/14
By Natalie Ginsberg
For the first time in over four decades, researchers in Switzerland – which is appropriately enough, the birthplace of LSD – have returned to examining LSD’s therapeutic benefits.  Recently, Swiss... Read More

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03/18/14
By Amanda Reiman
Last week, the Public Health Service announced that they would approve a University of Arizona study on the use of marijuana for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. With this announcement, it seems that the marijuana plant is... Read More

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03/17/14
By Tony Newman
My good friend and colleague, Anthony Papa, found his passion for art while serving a 15-to-life sentence in Sing-Sing. Papa painted hundreds of pieces while behind bars, but one of them stands out and is the most powerful... Read More

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03/14/14
By Michael Collins
Last week, the Drug Czar’s office at ONDCP released the 2015 National Drug Control Budget. Here’s why it should be read with skepticism: The budget is based on guesswork and faulty arithmetic. Many experts have... Read More

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03/14/14
By Laura Pegram
When Amendment 64 legalized marijuana in Colorado in 2012, local marijuana enthusiasts, activists, and pretty much everyone with a past marijuana-related criminal conviction were elated at the thought that such reform could... Read More

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03/11/14
By Derek Rosenfeld
I manage the Drug Policy Alliance’s social media, and when I see the Office of National Drug Control Policy (the drug czar’s office) repeatedly using the #DrugPolicyReform hashtag it makes me wonder what they... Read More

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03/11/14
By Amanda Reiman
Recently, an article in Nature, a weekly international science journal, created quite a stir in the addiction community. The article framed addiction as a brain disease. In response, 94 academics, scientists and policy... Read More

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