Drug Policy Alliance Blog

12/13/13
By Melody Lee
This week, State Sen. Liz Krueger introduced a bill to tax and regulate marijuana for adult use in New York. The bill would end the criminalization of adults 18 years and older who possess up to two ounces of marijuana and... Read More

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12/10/13
By Art Way
One year ago, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order ratifying the overwhelming victory Amendment 64, the nation’s first statewide vote to end marijuana prohibition. At that moment the personal... Read More

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12/10/13
By Hannah Hetzer
Today, Uruguay became the first nation in the world to make recreational marijuana legal for adults, and to regulate its production, distribution and sale. In the year and a half since President José Mujica announced... Read More

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12/09/13
By Kassandra Frederique
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Manhattan Public School... Read More

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12/09/13
By Dr. Iva E. Carruthers
It's striking that as the world mourns the death of President Nelson Mandela, we are also commemorating the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2013. As we fly... Read More

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12/06/13
By Christopher Soda
The Miami New Times recently published a story, “Jungle Drug Ayahuasca Could Revolutionize Psychotherapy,” which highlights the rift between American’s war on drugs and people’s impulse for... Read More

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12/06/13
By Amanda Reiman
This week, Dr. Oz had a segment on his show about cannabis, asking the question, is it addictive? However, in an effort to get to the answer, the doctor created a circus of images and animations, and very little actual talk... Read More

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12/05/13
By Derek Rosenfeld
Eighty years ago today, the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution was ratified and alcohol Prohibition was officially repealed. If you only know one thing about Prohibition, it's probably the fact that it was a... Read More

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12/05/13
By Anthony Papa
Today a new report by Human Rights Watch titled  “An Offer You Can’t Refuse” revealed that only three percent of U.S. drug defendants in federal cases chose to go to trial instead of pleading guilty in... Read More

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12/03/13
By Hannah Hetzer
It's about time that we see a country bravely break with the failed prohibitionist model and try an innovative, more compassionate, and smarter approach. Next Tuesday, the Uruguayan Senate will vote on a bill that would... Read More

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