Drug Policy Alliance Blog

11/24/14
By Jill Harris
The election victories for marijuana legalization and other reforms to our current drug laws will likely bubble up at holiday dinner tables this year – and undoubtedly there will be some differing opinions on how our... Read More

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11/20/14
By By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, I keep hearing about how marijuana is a good treatment for all kinds of things. What conditions do we have actual research about when it comes to marijuana as a medicine? MMJ Curious   Dear Curious,... Read More

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11/19/14
By Sharda Sekaran
The Drug Policy Alliance is entering an exciting new partnership with Brigade, a technology startup dedicated to tackling the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy. Brigade offers a promising... Read More

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11/18/14
By Tony Newman
A small town in Massachusetts made national news recently when the local health board moved to make Westminster, MA the first place in the country where no one could buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.... Read More

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11/17/14
By Melissa Franqui
Having worked with out-of-school-youth in Harlem, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating consequences a marijuana arrest record has on a young person trying to find a job or apply to school. It’s time for the... Read More

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11/12/14
By Sharda Sekaran
Twenty years ago, Ethan Nadelmann left his teaching position at Princeton University to become a full-time advocate for ending the drug war. As the founding executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), the largest... Read More

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11/11/14
By Jessica Gelay
As we honor them for their service this Veterans Day, today is a good day to call for equal protection for the men and women who served this country. Even though voters have approved adult use of marijuana in four states and... Read More

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11/06/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, I am a veteran who has recently returned from Iraq. A guy in my support group was talking about how he uses marijuana to help with his PTSD (depression in particular). Does that really help? Can I get in... Read More

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11/06/14
By Amanda Reiman
On November 4, the country continued its rejection of reefer madness as two more states, plus Washington D.C. voted to end marijuana prohibition within their borders. Now, with Alaska, Oregon and DC joining Colorado and... Read More

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11/05/14
By Jag Davies
When historians look back at the movement to end the war on drugs, they might very well point to the 2014 election as the moment when it all got real. With marijuana legalization measures passing in Oregon, Alaska and... Read More

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