Drug Policy Alliance Blog

06/12/15
By Stefanie Jones
It was the worst sort of déjà vu – hearing yesterday that Victoria Callahan, a 19 year old young woman celebrating her birthday at the Echostage venue in DC, died after being transported from the event.... Read More

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06/11/15
By Melissa Franqui
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) presents a new video series, Voices From the Front Lines of the Drug War, chronicling the people and organizations that are working to end the drug war. In partnership with Luceo Images, DPA is... Read More

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06/10/15
By Sharda Sekaran
A couple of years ago I was watching my boss get interviewed on television about the cost of marijuana prohibition, growing public opinion in favor of legalization, and legislative efforts for marijuana policy reform. It was... Read More

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06/09/15
By Daniel Robelo
It’s now common knowledge that the war on drugs has failed. But not all people are equally affected. Black and Latino communities continue to suffer the brunt of the drug war in the U.S., while Latin American... Read More

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06/09/15
By Daniel Robelo
Es ahora de conocimiento común que la guerra contra las drogas ha fallado. Pero no todas las personas son igualmente afectadas por este fracaso. Las comunidades afroamericanas y latinas continúan sufriendo... Read More

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06/05/15
By Stefanie Jones
“Transformational festival” is a phrase that’s often used to describe festivals that intend to help you evolve and better yourself and the world around you.  California-based Lightning in a Bottle... Read More

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06/05/15
By Tony Newman
June 17 marks the 44th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's war on drugs. America’s longest war has destroyed millions of lives, and turned the U.S. into the world’s leading incarcerator with less than... Read More

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06/04/15
By Bill Piper
Some people are asking if President Obama will reschedule marijuana before he leaves office, and whether the marijuana reform movement should make rescheduling a major priority. Although rescheduling would be huge... Read More

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06/03/15
By Bill Piper
Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to protect state medical marijuana programs from federal interference by approving the bipartisan Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, 242 to 186. The House also voted to... Read More

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05/29/15
By Jim Clapes
Since I took over as the events manager for the Drug Policy Alliance last year, I’ve been thrust head-first into an exciting, challenging and wholly fulfilling opportunity to plan the upcoming 2015 International Drug... Read More

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