Drug Policy Alliance Blog

03/02/15
By Amanda Reiman
For those of us who cut our teeth on marijuana advocacy and remember days of hiding from cops as we attempted to celebrate events like 4/20, marijuana business almost seems like an oxymoron. For many, cannabis represents a... Read More

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02/26/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, I don’t know if this is a silly question, but my friend keeps saying that marijuana shouldn’t be legal because then more people will use it. But, if marijuana use is safer than alcohol and not... Read More

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02/26/15
By Meghan Ralston
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a widely respected organization, comprised of thousands of the some of the brightest, most ambitious young people across the country and around the world. They work tirelessly to... Read More

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02/24/15
By Melody Lee
When I think of reformers that have played a groundbreaking role in our movement, no name comes to mind quicker than VOCAL-NY. The leaders of VOCAL-NY, Bobby Tolbert, Elizabeth Owens, Hiawatha Collins, James Dean, Wayne... Read More

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02/23/15
By Sharda Sekaran
“Your Dose of Pop” is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. Here’s your latest serving of culture and entertainment news. Jackie Chan’s Son Released from Behind Bars in Beijing Jaycee... Read More

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02/23/15
By Tony Newman
Anyone who watches Bill Maher’s HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, knows that one of his biggest passions is marijuana legalization. Almost every week he talks about our country’s absurd war on drugs. Last week... Read More

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02/20/15
By gabriel sayegh
Every movement for justice and freedom has within it skillful organizers who, while often behind the scenes, are instrumental to movement-building. For instance, so much defining work of the Civil Rights Movement can be... Read More

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02/13/15
By Laura Thomas
Deon Haywood is many things – a fierce human rights champion, a brilliant thinker, a powerful organizer, an African-American woman – and we are lucky to have her as part of the drug policy reform movement. When... Read More

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02/12/15
By Daniel Robelo
At a speech in Mexico last week, former President Bill Clinton seemingly apologized for the destruction unleashed upon Mexico by the war on drugs. Addressing a group of business leaders, students, and politicians, Clinton... Read More

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02/12/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
*Editor’s note: This week’s Ask the Doctors is Part 2 of a series on access to media marijuana internationally. To read Part 1 of the series, click here. Dear Doctors, “I am a medical marijuana patient... Read More

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