Drug Policy Alliance Blog

01/28/14
By Alexsandra Smith
Tonight, President Obama will address the nation with his annual State of the Union address.  He is likely to discuss economic inequality, America’s defining challenge of our time. With more than 46 million... Read More

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01/27/14
By Stefanie Jones
There’s been a string of high-profile “confessions” from people who smoked pot in their younger days and are now willing to concede something along the lines of “it wasn’t that big of a deal.... Read More

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01/24/14
By Julie Netherland
Some days – and today is one of them – I wake up wishing that the New York State Senate leadership could spend the day answering my phone, because every day I receive calls from patients and caregivers who want... Read More

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01/24/14
By Michael Collins
Having endured long uncertainty over funding levels for the coming year, the announcement that Congress passed legislation to fund the government through 2014 was greeted with joy by many government agencies last week. The... Read More

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01/23/14
By Jill Harris
2014 is starting out to be a year of change on the drug war front.  On New Year’s Day, Colorado became the first state in the country where marijuana can be bought and sold legally; Washington State will follow in... Read More

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01/22/14
By Tony Newman
The World Economic Forum in Davos will host a plenary session on drug policy on Thursday, January 23.  This is the first time that the prestigious gathering has given such prominence to the issue. The panel, moderated... Read More

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01/21/14
By Tony Newman
Change is undeniably in the air when it comes to our country’s disastrous war on drugs. After 40 years of failure it seems that people are waking up and demanding change. Voters in Colorado and Washington State dealt... Read More

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01/17/14
By Avinash Tharoor
In the past few weeks, violence in the western Mexican state of Michoacán has been rapidly escalating. The government’s inability to deal with the powerful cartels has led to citizens taking the law into their... Read More

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01/17/14
By Yolande Cadore
As I prepare to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday for yet another year, I am forced to reconcile my belief in and hope for the realization of a Beloved Community with the current economic and social realities... Read More

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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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