Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/15/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
Yesterday, working families took a stand against the devastating effects marijuana prohibition has had on the residents of Washington, D.C. The D.C./Maryland chapter of the SEIU, the nation’s largest private sector... Read More

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10/15/14
By Meghan Ralston
Lisa Raville is a powerful woman whose days are filled with stigma—thinking about it, coping with it, wanting to reduce it, and seeing the real-life horrible impact of it on virtually every drug-injecting client who... Read More

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10/10/14
By Sharda Sekaran
Rock the Vote is off to a glorious start in encouraging young people to vote this election season with a star-studded video featuring the likes of Lil Jon, Lena Dunham, Fred Armisen and Whoopi Goldberg. The video spoofs Lil... Read More

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10/09/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, “With so much information coming out about the medical value of marijuana, and that marijuana is not as dangerous as alcohol, why was it made illegal in the first place?” Sincerely, Looking for a... Read More

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10/07/14
By Jill Harris
Guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves has travelled the world for three decades with an appetite for more than just new foods and cultures. He’s also had a keen interest in understanding how different countries... Read More

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10/06/14
By Tony Newman
After making history this summer by becoming the first national paper to call for marijuana legalization, the New York Times doubled down today with their strong editorial in support of the marijuana legalization initiatives... Read More

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10/03/14
By Laura Thomas
You know the old saw, as California goes, so goes the rest of the country? Let’s hope that plays out in this case. Recently, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed two major harm reduction bills – pharmacy access to... Read More

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09/30/14
By Julie Netherland
Those who would perpetuate the failed drug war claim they want to protect the children. But nothing could be further from the truth. The drug war overall, and marijuana prohibition specifically, hurts young people.... Read More

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09/24/14
By Stephanie Izquieta
The blatant contradiction of America's drug war, that prohibition will protect young people, has to end. From Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No,” to the adoption of D.A.R.E. programs in public schools, young... Read More

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09/24/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD MSW
Dear Doctors, “Medical marijuana laws are popping up all over the country, however some of them only allow for strains high in CBD, for kids with seizures. I always thought of THC and marijuana. What’s all this... Read More

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