Drug Policy Alliance Blog

09/13/13
By Tommy McDonald
Fighting cannabis ... or reality? Mexico’s New Drug War: Catch and Release? FDA announces new labeling rules for opioid painkillers California Bill Would Give Drug Users Treatment Instead Of Prison Time Is it time to... Read More

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09/11/13
By Michael Collins
Those expecting heated exchanges and high drama at yesterday's historic Senate hearing on the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws would have been sorely disappointed. Instead of fireworks, what we saw was a... Read More

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09/09/13
By Stephen Gutwillig
In a largely unexpected development late last week, the Department of Justice announced new guidelines addressing the federal government's contentious relationship with states over marijuana policy, a conflict that dates... Read More

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09/06/13
By Stefanie Jones
The recent deaths attributed to MDMA use at this past weekend’s Electric Zoo Festival have the media world buzzing about drugs and the electronic dance music community.   Some may remember that a very... Read More

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09/06/13
By Avinash Tharoor
The nationwide illegality of marijuana was established under the 43-year-old Controlled Substances Act, which classifies the plant as a Schedule I drug, alongside dangerous substances such as heroin. However, beginning... Read More

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09/06/13
By Tommy McDonald
WNYC examines the use and misuse of MDMA Sanity on pot and “stop and frisk” Can the Electric Zoo tragedy help improve Understanding of Molly? Police need to evolve on marijuana, says retired cop The states most... Read More

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09/05/13
By Anthony Papa
Yesterday, the California Assembly passed SB649, which gives prosecutorial and judicial discretion to charge possession of small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use as a felony or a misdemeanor as the case warrants,... Read More

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09/05/13
By Ethan Nadelmann
No doubt you heard the news out of Washington, DC, last Thursday regarding the Obama administration’s new approach to the marijuana legalization laws in Washington and Colorado.   I had anticipated more or... Read More

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09/04/13
By Jag Davies
Well, this sure makes the Patriot Act seem quaint.   On Monday, the New York Times revealed that since 2007 the DEA and other drug law enforcement officials have had routine access to an enormous AT&T... Read More

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09/03/13
By Stefanie Jones
This past weekend, the final day of the three-day electronic dance music festival Electric Zoo held on Randall’s Island in New York City was canceled.  The official press release from the city on Sunday,... Read More

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