Drug Policy Alliance Blog

06/04/14
By Tony Newman
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd just published a piece about her bad trip from marijuana edibles. Maureen describes eating a caramel-chocolate candy bar made with marijuana in her Colorado hotel room. Dowd admits to... Read More

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06/04/14
By Bill Piper
I've seen that a number of folks have raised some very good questions about the effectiveness of the Rohrabacher-Farr medical marijuana amendment that passed the U.S. House late last Thursday night. I thought I would... Read More

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06/03/14
By Sharda Sekaran
The multi-decade, trillion dollar waste that we call the drug war has become increasingly unpopular, with everyone from Nobel Prize winning economists to leaders from the religious and civil rights communities calling for... Read More

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06/03/14
By Jag Davies
Sasha Shulgin, who passed away Monday at the age of 88, was many things to many people. He was not just a pharmacologist, author, and medical chemist, but a pioneer in drug policy reform. Best known for introducing MDMA to... Read More

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06/02/14
By Aaron Juchau
The New York Times recently reported that the NYPD has joined the Community Overdose Prevention Program (COP), created by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The program provides $5 million to equip police officers... Read More

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05/30/14
By Bill Piper
When I started work at the Drug Policy Alliance in April of 2000, changing federal drug laws seemed like a near impossibility. So much so that many people advised me it was a waste of time (and a bad career move). But we... Read More

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05/28/14
By Michael Collins
In an era of deep partisanship and dysfunction, the House will take a vote - likely tomorrow - which could buck both those trends. An amendment aimed at preventing the federal government from prosecuting providers and users... Read More

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05/22/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
It’s a far too familiar scene happening everyday all over the country: a person is arrested, incarcerated, possibly deported, for a non-violent drug related offense, and a family is torn apart. Thanks to the failed war... Read More

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05/21/14
By Melody Lee
Last week, Eugene Jarecki, director of the award-winning documentary, The House I Live In, launched a powerful online video, featuring the talented break dancers of the Oakland-based Turf Feinz dance crew. The “JUST... Read More

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05/16/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett
Why a physician and former surgery resident would decide to leave clinical medicine to join an organization like Drug Policy Alliance may seem like a head-scratcher. Fortunately, the answer to this one is simple. In fact, it... Read More

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