Drug Policy Alliance Blog

03/18/14
By Amanda Reiman
Last week, the Public Health Service announced that they would approve a University of Arizona study on the use of marijuana for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. With this announcement, it seems that the marijuana plant is... Read More

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03/17/14
By Tony Newman
My good friend and colleague, Anthony Papa, found his passion for art while serving a 15-to-life sentence in Sing-Sing. Papa painted hundreds of pieces while behind bars, but one of them stands out and is the most powerful... Read More

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03/14/14
By Michael Collins
Last week, the Drug Czar’s office at ONDCP released the 2015 National Drug Control Budget. Here’s why it should be read with skepticism: The budget is based on guesswork and faulty arithmetic. Many experts have... Read More

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03/14/14
By Laura Pegram
When Amendment 64 legalized marijuana in Colorado in 2012, local marijuana enthusiasts, activists, and pretty much everyone with a past marijuana-related criminal conviction were elated at the thought that such reform could... Read More

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03/11/14
By Derek Rosenfeld
I manage the Drug Policy Alliance’s social media, and when I see the Office of National Drug Control Policy (the drug czar’s office) repeatedly using the #DrugPolicyReform hashtag it makes me wonder what they... Read More

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03/11/14
By Amanda Reiman
Recently, an article in Nature, a weekly international science journal, created quite a stir in the addiction community. The article framed addiction as a brain disease. In response, 94 academics, scientists and policy... Read More

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03/10/14
By Daniel Robelo
The leading public health organization in the country recently unveiled a clear and comprehensive exit strategy for the failed war on drugs. With little fanfare, the American Public Health Association adopted a sweeping... Read More

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03/10/14
By Meghan Ralston
Today, overdose prevention advocates and drug policy reformers are feeling some wind beneath their wings, as a result of a statement by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder encouraging expanded access to the overdose reversal... Read More

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03/06/14
By Tommy McDonald
Earlier today, Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness joined the Drug Policy Alliance’s asha bandele for a discussion of the book’s impact... Read More

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03/05/14
By Bill Piper
Congress may still be a few steps behind the voters when it comes to marijuana law reform but our nation’s capital just passed one of the most far-reaching marijuana decriminalization laws in the country. The D.C.... Read More

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