Drug Policy Alliance Blog

11/18/14
By Tony Newman
A small town in Massachusetts made national news recently when the local health board moved to make Westminster, MA the first place in the country where no one could buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.... Read More

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11/17/14
By Melissa Franqui
Having worked with out-of-school-youth in Harlem, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating consequences a marijuana arrest record has on a young person trying to find a job or apply to school. It’s time for the... Read More

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11/12/14
By Sharda Sekaran
Twenty years ago, Ethan Nadelmann left his teaching position at Princeton University to become a full-time advocate for ending the drug war. As the founding executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), the largest... Read More

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11/11/14
By Jessica Gelay
As we honor them for their service this Veterans Day, today is a good day to call for equal protection for the men and women who served this country. Even though voters have approved adult use of marijuana in four states and... Read More

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11/06/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, I am a veteran who has recently returned from Iraq. A guy in my support group was talking about how he uses marijuana to help with his PTSD (depression in particular). Does that really help? Can I get in... Read More

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11/06/14
By Amanda Reiman
On November 4, the country continued its rejection of reefer madness as two more states, plus Washington D.C. voted to end marijuana prohibition within their borders. Now, with Alaska, Oregon and DC joining Colorado and... Read More

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11/05/14
By Jag Davies
When historians look back at the movement to end the war on drugs, they might very well point to the 2014 election as the moment when it all got real. With marijuana legalization measures passing in Oregon, Alaska and... Read More

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11/03/14
By Stefanie Jones
Okay, the Halloween and Dia de los Muertos celebrations are over, you’ve changed your clocks (I hope) and you’re ready to get back to real life. Wait!  There’s one more super important thing for you to... Read More

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10/31/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
Like many Latinos throughout the Americas, I will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos this year by building an altar in honor of those whom I hold most dear in my life that have left this world but not left me. And spending... Read More

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10/29/14
By Tony Newman
With so much war and destruction all around us, it is easy to get depressed and wonder how can we make this world a better place. What if you could help end a war that would save lives and money and see the results... Read More

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