Drug Policy Alliance Blog

05/05/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
Raza, it’s time we take our holiday back. For far too long, Cinco de “Drinko” has proliferated in cities all across America every 5th of May promoting racist caricatures of Mexicans and negating the actual... Read More

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05/01/14
By Ethan Nadelmann
It’s time to end the United States’ exceptionalism when it comes to incarcerating its citizens. Our objective should be to make America average.  We need to re-join the family of civilized nations when it... Read More

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04/30/14
By Julie Netherland
Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, the hugely popular Mayor of New York City in the 1930’s and 1940’s, was known for his leadership on the New Deal and his many public works. Less widely known is that he was also a leader... Read More

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04/25/14
By Tamar Todd
The prosecution of pregnant women for drug use represents the unhappy convergence of the war on drugs and the war on reproductive rights. Like other failed policies of the war on drugs, the prosecution of pregnant women... Read More

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04/24/14
By Yolande Cadore
In the wake of marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, advocates in the African American community are asking a very timely question: is there a role for African Americans in the emerging marijuana industry, an... Read More

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04/22/14
By Anthony Papa
On Monday, a White House official  told the press that President Obama would be prepared to use his pardon power to grant clemency to “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of people who have been jailed for... Read More

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04/18/14
By Yolande Cadore
On Easter Sunday close to 1 billion Christians across the world will commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This Easter Sunday, I have decided to reflect on those who have been demonized and disparaged by... Read More

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04/17/14
By Amanda Reiman
“Only dopes use dope.” This anti-drug slogan from the 1980’s sought to drive home the myth that using marijuana decreases your intelligence. Since that time, this argument remains one of the main reasons... Read More

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04/16/14
By Jack Mack
The news has been full this past week with what I consider progress: the state of New York and the FDA have both taken steps to keep people alive in response to the huge and growing incidence of fatal drug overdoses. The... Read More

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04/10/14
By Roseanne Scotti
New Jersey’s NJTV current events program “Due Process” just won two New York Emmy Awards recently. What does that have to do with drug policy reform, you ask? A lot. The two awards, presented at the 57th... Read More

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