Drug Policy Alliance Blog

09/18/14
By Tony Newman
I have been blown away to see how a committed group of leaders can have a global impact when it comes to the world’s longest war: the war on drugs. Last week the Global Commission on Drug Policy made worldwide news at... Read More

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09/17/14
By Julie Netherland
I don’t smoke, but I find myself fascinated by and passionate about the debate over e-cigarettes.  Why?  Because e-cigarettes illustrate how harm reduction approaches to drug policy, particularly maintenance... Read More

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09/16/14
By Amanda Reiman, PhD
Jokes filled the crisp, foggy early morning air at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. “We’re all number 420! Is that so we don’t get confused?” joked a young man. “I hope everyone remembers that... Read More

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09/10/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD MSW
Dear Doctors, I am 18 years old and about to start my freshman year of college. Honestly, I feel very unprepared by the drug education classes I had in high school. I have never tried marijuana and I do not know if I want... Read More

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09/08/14
By Jag Davies
This week the Global Commission on Drug Policy is releasing a new, groundbreaking report called Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work. It reflects a new evolution in the thinking of the Commissioners, who... Read More

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09/05/14
By Stefanie Jones
It seems far enough beyond this past weekend’s Electric Zoo festival to say, “thank goodness.” No one died and there were no major hospitalizations.  Unfortunately, you can be sure that promoters and... Read More

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08/28/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD MSW
Dear Doctors, I have heard that cannabis use can cause certain people to develop mental disorders like psychosis especially if started at an early age, is this true? Sincerely, Concerned Mother   Dear Concerned,... Read More

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08/28/14
By Stephanie Izquieta
When preparing for a festival, we put a heavy emphasis on the preemptive measures we ought to take before we do anything that may alter our minds - like educating ourselves on drugs and their effects, testing what we ingest... Read More

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08/27/14
By Meghan Ralston
Every year around this time, people around the world who work on issues related to overdose prevention start talking about what they might protest or which issue we might organize ourselves around for International Overdose... Read More

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08/27/14
By Jerry Otero
“We don’t see human-scale rat cages as something that’s going to be seen as a positive or intelligent way to approach young people…We worry about some of the messages…and that how they are... Read More

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