Drug Policy Alliance Blog

09/30/13
By Avinash Tharoor
New Zealand has seen the enactment of revolutionary policy changes to the norm of drug prohibition that no other country has experienced. While the U.S., Uruguay, and certain European states have taken recent strides in... Read More

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09/27/13
By Daniel Robelo
Ending the failed war on drugs emerged as a major theme of the United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, after Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina took the floor yesterday to denounce drug prohibition and... Read More

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09/27/13
By Stefanie Jones
It could be the start of something big. Like thousands of others, I’m headed down to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for the TomorrowWorld festival, a large three-day electronic music event modeled after the hugely... Read More

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09/27/13
By Tommy McDonald
Guatemalan president asks the UN to reform global drug policy Prominent Mexicans urge government to decriminalize marijuana Why 'party pills' are legal in New Zealand Washington officials estimate the average... Read More

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09/26/13
By Maggie Taylor
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control convened a briefing to discuss the dangers of synthetic drugs. The caucus has no legislative authority and acts more as a vehicle to keep drug war rhetoric... Read More

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09/24/13
By Anthony Papa
On the night of the Emmy awards, actor Michael Douglas used his win for his performance in “Behind the Candelabra” to speak out against the U.S. prison system. His son Cameron is currently serving nine and a half... Read More

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09/20/13
By Tommy McDonald
U.S. orders more steps to curb stiff drug sentences No tolerance for zero tolerance Rand Paul: "We went crazy on the war on drugs" When it comes to drug use, white America does the crime, black America gets the... Read More

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09/19/13
By Kassandra Frederique
Yesterday Roc Nation recording artist J. Cole released the video for his new single “Crooked Smile.”  This powerful video is based on the 2010 murder of Aiyana Jones, a 7 year old girl killed during a police... Read More

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09/18/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Dr. Carl Hart, an associate professor in Columbia University’s prestigious Psychology department, recently told the New York Times that the scientific community has played a “less than honorable role in the war... Read More

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09/17/13
By Amanda Reiman
“I generally think women are not willing to take the risk of bringing up that subject because they’ll be judged by that other person. It’s also a social fear of being judged by other women and other men as... Read More

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