Drug Policy Alliance Blog

05/01/15
By Bill Piper
There are reasons to be optimistic about a vote in Congress that didn’t go our way. Last night the U.S. House voted down a bipartisan amendment by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) that would have... Read More

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04/29/15
By Jag Davies
Did you know police are allowed to seize and keep your cash, cars, real estate, and any other property – even if you’re never convicted or even charged with a crime?  It’s called civil asset forfeiture... Read More

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04/28/15
By Bill Piper
The resignation of the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Michele Leonhart, comes as no surprise to those of us working to reform the agency. The DEA is a bloated, wasteful, scandal-ridden bureaucracy charged... Read More

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04/23/15
By Bill Piper
For many years now DPA has worked to delegitimize the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). We’ve fought to reduce its power and influence, make agency staff think twice about speaking out against reform, and... Read More

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04/23/15
By Anthony Papa
The government tried to find baseball slugger Barry Bonds guilty of illegal steroid use, but came up short despite their herculean effort to convict him. The best they did was come up with a guilty plea in 2011 on one count... Read More

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04/22/15
By Tony Newman
On Monday, the New York Times wrote a deeply upsetting piece titled, “1.5 Million Missing Black Men.” According to the Times, “Black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that... Read More

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04/20/15
By Sharda Sekaran
The Drug Policy Alliance just released a bunch of stock photos of everyday, harmless, “normcore” people consuming marijuana. The internet responded with applause, amusement, gratitude, and a wave of colorful... Read More

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04/17/15
By Art Way
A mother already suffering from a debilitating medical condition now must fight the state of Kansas to maintain her parental rights. Shona Banda, a well-known activist, published a book “Live Free or Die”... Read More

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04/17/15
By Sharda Sekaran
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. Here’s your latest serving of culture and entertainment news. Story ideas are welcome. You can submit them ssekaran [at] drugpolicy [dot] org (... Read More

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04/14/15
By Laura Thomas
Last week was National Public Health week and I spent the week in deep reflection. I spoke on a panel at a conference recently, and the moderator asked me a question that I’ve been mulling over ever since. She asked me... Read More

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