Drug Policy Alliance Blog

03/26/14
By Sharda Sekaran
Global political and business leaders are talking seriously about ending marijuana prohibition everywhere from D.C. to Davos. Recent polls say a majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana – and not just... Read More

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03/26/14
By Michael Collins
Many in the drug policy reform movement have good reason to feel optimistic about the myriad changes that have occurred in the U.S. over the past few years. Marijuana legalization is a trend that looks set to continue, harm... Read More

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03/25/14
By Amanda Reiman
When California passed the country’s first medical marijuana law in 1996, the response was a resounding, “But of course, it’s California.” Over the next 18 years, the states adopting medical marijuana... Read More

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03/24/14
By Marsha Rosenbaum
Dear Abby, As an expert in the field of drug education for teens and their parents, I was particularly interested in your March 20, 2014 answer to the Colorado mom’s question, and praise you for your response. Your... Read More

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03/24/14
By Meghan Ralston
I’m breaking up with the word "addict" and I hope you’ll do the same.   "Addict" is one of those words that so many of us use, largely without pausing to wonder if we should. We... Read More

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03/18/14
By Natalie Ginsberg
For the first time in over four decades, researchers in Switzerland – which is appropriately enough, the birthplace of LSD – have returned to examining LSD’s therapeutic benefits.  Recently, Swiss... Read More

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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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