Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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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12/02/13
By Jess Cochrane
As soon as this week, the United States Supreme Court will decide Burrage v. United States, a case involving the death of Joseph Banka, a longtime IV drug user, following his purchase of heroin from the defendant, Marcus... Read More

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12/02/13
By Clovis Thorn
Black Friday makes my skin crawl. What was once a day marginally dedicated to gift buying has morphed into the high holy day of consumerism. Shopping has been pitched to us as our civic duty, a duty I will gladly fail to... Read More

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11/27/13
By Yolande Cadore
The holiday season is here.  In millions of homes across the country, loved ones are missing from holiday celebrations, parents are longing for the warm embrace of a son or daughter, siblings are reminiscing of times... Read More

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11/26/13
By Jeronimo Saldaña
If you are a first generation US-born Mexicano like me, you have probably come to realize that there are three things in this world Abuela does not tolerate: missing one of her telenovelas, missing out on some good chisme,... Read More

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11/26/13
By Anthony Papa
Tomorrow President Obama will continue the recent Thanksgiving tradition of Presidents’ pardoning a turkey. The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation, a ceremony at the White House, is where the president of the... Read More

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11/22/13
By Anthony Papa
Terrence Stevens is on a mission to save children whose parents are incarcerated. He knows too well the stories that these kids represent.  He is the founder and CEO of a Harlem-based nonprofit organization that assists... Read More

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11/21/13
By Sharda Sekaran
It’s been a troublesome week for politicians who like to get wasted. Flashbacks to Representative Pete Russo’s character in “House of Cards” abound, as we watch public relations catastrophes involving... Read More

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11/20/13
By Brian Rabadeau
Opposition to the drug war is cut from many cloths. Newark pastor M. William Howard Jr. took to New Jersey’s The Star Ledger to condemn what he viewed as an immoral and illogical drug policy. The op-ed powerfully calls... Read More

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11/19/13
By Amanda Reiman
Lady Gaga has been in the news a lot lately, and not just because of her SNL hosting stint. She has been making claims that she was addicted to marijuana, using 15-20 joints a day. Of course, she also mentions that this was... Read More

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