Drug Policy Alliance Blog

01/15/14
By Jag Davies
Democratic and Republican insiders are saying that marijuana law reform may decide the Florida governor’s race, according to a recent Bloomberg report. As activists in Florida work on a ballot initiative that would... Read More

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01/15/14
By Maggie Taylor
Right now, a conviction for marijuana possession in Washington, D.C. can lead to six months in jail and a $1000 fine. But soon, the penalty may be as little as a $25 ticket. That’s because today, the Council of the... Read More

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01/09/14
By Art Way
(CNN) -- Retail stores across Colorado sold nonmedical marijuana to adults for the first time [last] Wednesday. As someone who has worked on reforming marijuana laws for nearly three years, I decided to take part as a... Read More

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01/08/14
By Kassandra Frederique
This week, news spread nationwide that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will bypass the state legislature to enact a 35 year-old law to bring medical marijuana to suffering New Yorkers. It is a bold and innovative step that shows... Read More

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01/07/14
By Maggie Taylor
On New Year’s Eve, a federal judge dealt a blow to the war on America’s poor before ringing in 2014. Judge Mary S. Scriven of the U.S. District Court in Orlando deemed Florida’s law requiring welfare... Read More

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01/06/14
By Sharda Sekaran
David Brooks is welcome to reminisce about how he once embarrassed himself while high and moved on to other interests but this is irrelevant to the broader debate about marijuana prohibition. As Maria McFarland Sá... Read More

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01/02/14
By Stephen Gutwillig
2013 was a landmark year in unraveling the disastrous war on drugs. We reached the tipping point on legalizing marijuana for adults. Attorney General Holder denounced the mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug... Read More

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12/30/13
By Sharda Sekaran
The drug war is full of racism and hypocrisy. It's hard to argue against that reality. People intoxicate themselves, both illegally and legally, at much the same rates across racial lines. Similarly, the drug trade is... Read More

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12/27/13
By Meghan Ralston
Another year, another endless number of white-hot, uber-hyped stories about drugs.  We saw pop stars getting creamed in the media for slurring words that may have been drug-related; we saw a black neuroscientist telling... Read More

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12/20/13
By Tommy McDonald
New Jersey bail reform is needed to correct system severely out balance Will Congress end the syringe exchange funding ban? The origins of the word “marijuana” Meet the people working to reform New York’s... Read More

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