Drug Policy Alliance Blog

07/03/14
By Daniel Altman
Recently interviewed on Meet the Press, former president Bill Clinton defended the nearly half of the United States that has legalized medical marijuana, saying there is “a lot of evidence” for medicinal use of... Read More

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07/02/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett
The year 2014 has seen several significant drug policy reform milestones. And today marks a major historical anniversary in the nation’s efforts toward eliminating discriminatory practices from government policy, and... Read More

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07/01/14
By Stephanie Polito
Monday afternoon, Eugene Jarecki, filmmaker of the award-winning documentary The House I Live In joined the Drug Policy Alliance’s asha bandele for a discussion of the film’s impact. The film, which won the Grand... Read More

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06/30/14
By Avinash Tharoor
1,100 – The number of Americans that die each year due to violent crime caused by the drug war This average death toll of Americans murdered in drug-related crimes is higher than the annual fatality rate of US soldiers... Read More

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06/30/14
By Melissa Franqui
Last week, I attended the Cannabis Business Summit, hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association in Denver. At first glance, the gathering looked like any other trade show, but with one almost surreal exception, that... Read More

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06/27/14
By Malik Burnett and Kathleen J. Frydl
Rep. Andy Harris’s (R-MD) recent appropriations rider to block marijuana decriminalization in Washington, DC is by no means the first instance of federal overreach into efforts surrounding drug policy reform in the... Read More

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06/26/14
By Laura Pegram
With the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, Colorado made history and became one of the first two states to approve legal regulation of the cultivation, manufacture and sale of marijuana for adults 21 and over.... Read More

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06/25/14
By Daniel Altman
Every year, the United Nations designates June 26th as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Sounds good, right? Who wouldn’t want to help prevent the harms associated with problematic drug... Read More

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06/23/14
By James Carli
The issue of drug policy reform is well-understood among commentators and activists on the left. The stark facts that drug use is roughly equal among all racial groups yet brown and black people bear the brunt of drug law... Read More

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06/20/14
By Oriana Mayorga
I am a non-problematic drug user and a proud electronic dance music (EDM) fan. And yes, there are many of us that exist. In fact, I’d like to think that we represent the majority of the EDM community. With Electric... Read More

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