Drug Policy Alliance Blog

04/09/14
By Lynne Lyman and Theshia Naidoo
The Drug Policy Alliance works to keep the spotlight focused on the injustices of the drug war – particularly the case of a 17 year-old special needs student in California who was set up by undercover narcotic officers... Read More

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04/07/14
By Tony Newman
A majority of Americans support marijuana legalization – yet not one sitting governor or U.S. Senator supports it, according to a New York Times piece. Marijuana prohibition is a disastrous failure. 43 years after... Read More

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04/02/14
By Jag Davies
A new national survey released today by the Pew Research Center reveals that a broad majority of Americans are ready to significantly reduce the role of the criminal justice system in dealing with people who use drugs.... Read More

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04/02/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
I am not a marijuano by any stretch of the imagination, and yet, I recently found myself attending my first NORML meeting. Actually, I wasn’t just attending, I was the keynote speaker. As I made the long drive into El... Read More

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03/28/14
By Jessica Gelay
Medical marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is being recognized by increasing numbers of states and is even winning support at the federal level for clinical study. In just the last six months Oregon, Maine,... Read More

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03/28/14
By Meghan Ralston
An eye-poppingly offensive infographic has been making the social media rounds this week, even making appearances in unlikely places like TIME.com. Have you seen “The Faces of Drug Arrests?”  It features... Read More

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03/26/14
By Sharda Sekaran
Global political and business leaders are talking seriously about ending marijuana prohibition everywhere from D.C. to Davos. Recent polls say a majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana – and not just... Read More

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03/26/14
By Michael Collins
Many in the drug policy reform movement have good reason to feel optimistic about the myriad changes that have occurred in the U.S. over the past few years. Marijuana legalization is a trend that looks set to continue, harm... Read More

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03/25/14
By Amanda Reiman
When California passed the country’s first medical marijuana law in 1996, the response was a resounding, “But of course, it’s California.” Over the next 18 years, the states adopting medical marijuana... Read More

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03/24/14
By Marsha Rosenbaum
Dear Abby, As an expert in the field of drug education for teens and their parents, I was particularly interested in your March 20, 2014 answer to the Colorado mom’s question, and praise you for your response. Your... Read More

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