Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/30/13
By Melissa Franqui
The drug policy reform movement descended upon Denver last week for the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference. More than 1,000 activists, students, elected officials, formerly incarcerated advocates, parents,... Read More

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10/24/13
By Brian Rabadeau
Reform is in the air! More than 1,000 drug policy experts and advocates from around the globe will attend the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO starting today. The... Read More

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10/23/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Leading advocates for alternatives to the war on drugs will be honored at an awards ceremony on Saturday, October 26, at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver. For a complete list, visit: www.... Read More

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10/21/13
By Brian Rabadeau
Earlier this month, students in New Jersey began speaking up against their school district’s drug policy. A fiery debate has occurred throughout the Northern Valley Regional school district of New Jersey over... Read More

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10/18/13
By Tommy McDonald
Here are the top drug policy stories that made the rounds this week. Study: Oreos just as addictive as cocaine or morphine “This is not what I became a cop for.” Mexico City moves to legalize marijuana How... Read More

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10/16/13
By Lynne Lyman
Over the long weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown chose to continue the 40 year old failed war on drugs. Brown rejected the national ‘smart on crime’ trend and pragmatic public policy by vetoing SB649, which... Read More

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10/15/13
By Melody Lee
NEW YORK—Tomorrow, New York City Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito will bring together community members, students, and advocates for a free screening and discussion around the Sundance award-winning documentary,... Read More

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10/11/13
By Tommy McDonald
Why Didn't the Shutdown Cut Funding for the DEA? Sir Richard Branson: The war on drugs is a costly fiasco Drug Testing in Schools Divides North Jersey District Pot for potholes in Michigan? 58% of Texas Voters (yes,... Read More

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10/11/13
By Tony Newman
Why are some drugs legal and others illegal? Who are the people who make up the drug policy reform movement? What can be done about the violence in Mexico from the drug trade? How should society deal with heroin, cocaine and... Read More

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10/10/13
By Avinash Tharoor
In the 1950s and early 1960s, psychedelic drugs such as LSD were considered promising treatments for a broad range of psychological and psychiatric conditions. Tens of thousands of people were introduced to them in clinical... Read More

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