Drug Policy Alliance Blog

12/16/13
By Tony Newman
2013 will go down in history as the beginning of the end of our disastrous war on drugs. 58% of Americans nationally support marijuana legalization. World leaders like former UN head Kofi Annan are calling for an end to the... Read More

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12/13/13
By Tommy McDonald
Finally, a nation legalizes pot Street Crime Down as Uruguay's Marijuana Law Becomes Reality New Field Poll Reveals Majority of California Voters Back Marijuana Legalization Why 97% of Federal Drug Offenders Plead Guilty... Read More

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12/13/13
By Tony Newman
Here we go again. Undercover cops pose as students, make friends, build trust, and then arrest teenagers for selling mostly small amounts of marijuana. Yesterday nearly two dozen students were busted at two southern... Read More

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12/13/13
By Melody Lee
This week, State Sen. Liz Krueger introduced a bill to tax and regulate marijuana for adult use in New York. The bill would end the criminalization of adults 18 years and older who possess up to two ounces of marijuana and... Read More

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12/10/13
By Art Way
One year ago, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order ratifying the overwhelming victory Amendment 64, the nation’s first statewide vote to end marijuana prohibition. At that moment the personal... Read More

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12/10/13
By Hannah Hetzer
Today, Uruguay became the first nation in the world to make recreational marijuana legal for adults, and to regulate its production, distribution and sale. In the year and a half since President José Mujica announced... Read More

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12/09/13
By Kassandra Frederique
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Manhattan Public School... Read More

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12/09/13
By Dr. Iva E. Carruthers
It's striking that as the world mourns the death of President Nelson Mandela, we are also commemorating the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2013. As we fly... Read More

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12/06/13
By Christopher Soda
The Miami New Times recently published a story, “Jungle Drug Ayahuasca Could Revolutionize Psychotherapy,” which highlights the rift between American’s war on drugs and people’s impulse for... Read More

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12/06/13
By Amanda Reiman
This week, Dr. Oz had a segment on his show about cannabis, asking the question, is it addictive? However, in an effort to get to the answer, the doctor created a circus of images and animations, and very little actual talk... Read More

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