Drug Policy Alliance Blog

05/28/15
By Melissa Franqui
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. We generally disseminate serious news about the serious disaster that is the drug war. However, a good deal of public opinion is shaped by the happenings... Read More

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05/28/15
By Joy Haviland
Tough habitual offender laws—sentencing persons with three or more felony convictions to long prison terms—have contributed to mass incarceration across the country. Sentences meted out under these laws often... Read More

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05/28/15
By Stefanie Jones
Tomorrow Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht will be sentenced.  He faces the possibility of between 30 years to life behind bars because drugs were bought and sold on his website.  The prosecution is painting him as a... Read More

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05/14/15
By Melissa Franqui
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. We generally disseminate serious news about the serious disaster that is the drug war. However, a good deal of public opinion is shaped by the happenings... Read More

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05/13/15
By Senator Larry Campbell
My Senate colleagues and I were deeply saddened to learn of Speaker Pierre Claude Nolin’s passing last month, after a long and hard fight against cancer. He was 64 years old. He is gone far too soon. Having been... Read More

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05/12/15
By Hannah Hetzer
On Saturday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called for the suspension of Colombia’s aerial spraying program to eradicate illicit crop cultivation. This came after the recent release of a study by the... Read More

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05/05/15
By Amanda Reiman
Honest, science-based drug education has been acknowledged as a corner stone of the prevention of drug abuse among teenagers. Yet for decades, young people have been exposed, indeed bombarded, with messages, particularly... Read More

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05/01/15
By Bill Piper
There are reasons to be optimistic about a vote in Congress that didn’t go our way. Last night the U.S. House voted down a bipartisan amendment by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) that would have... Read More

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04/29/15
By Jag Davies
Did you know police are allowed to seize and keep your cash, cars, real estate, and any other property – even if you’re never convicted or even charged with a crime?  It’s called civil asset forfeiture... Read More

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04/28/15
By Bill Piper
The resignation of the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Michele Leonhart, comes as no surprise to those of us working to reform the agency. The DEA is a bloated, wasteful, scandal-ridden bureaucracy charged... Read More

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