Drug Policy Alliance Blog

04/14/15
By Joy Haviland
Last week, in a pair of unanimous decisions, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors and courts cannot ban qualified patients on parole or probation from using medical marijuana. This is one example where Arizona... Read More

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04/10/15
By Stefanie Jones
You may have already noticed the flurry of alarmist articles. A “new” drug, called “Flakka” or “gravel” in the South Florida region where most of the recent coverage is emanating from, is... Read More

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04/09/15
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. This week I only have one item (but it’s transcendent and more high-brow than... Read More

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04/08/15
By gabriel sayegh
A tragedy happened in New York City this weekend. A young man, Hakeem Kuta, died after sustaining injuries from a fall from a six story building last Thursday.  According to media accounts, Mr. Kuta and friends were... Read More

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04/08/15
By gabriel sayegh
One of the most innovative reforms in the country is one you’ve probably never heard of. That’s about to change, because Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is transforming the national discussion about how... Read More

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04/07/15
By Daniel Robelo
Recent revelations that DEA agents attended “sex parties” hosted by the very drug traffickers they were supposed to be fighting fell like a bombshell. Despite the shocking headlines, though, this scandal isn... Read More

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04/03/15
By Bill Piper
A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently told the Los Angeles Times that a bipartisan amendment passed by Congress last year prohibiting DOJ from spending any money to undermine state medical... Read More

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04/02/15
By Lynne Lyman
Hungry? Need a job? Have a drug conviction in your past? Good news, as of yesterday, Californians who were convicted of felony drug possession, use, or distribution after December 31, 1997, will no longer be disqualified... Read More

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04/02/15
By Jerónimo Saldaña
In Utah, you have a better chance of being executed by a firing squad than you have of accessing medical marijuana. Utah’s state legislature recently passed a law allowing for execution by firing squad in the event... Read More

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04/01/15
By Tony Newman
One of the most important jobs of being a parent is to keep our kids safe. Two crucial and possibly difficult conversations parents will have with their children are about sex and drugs.    So what’s... Read More

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