Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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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03/26/15
By Jerónimo Saldaña
As I walked to the Mexican Consulate on a blustery winter day in New York City last week to join a protest calling for justice for the 43 missing university students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, I began to think of warmer days... Read More

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03/26/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, I live in Oklahoma, where there is no access to medical cannabis. My 10 year-old son has epilepsy and I really want to try CBD. I did a Google search and came up with a bunch of sites that claim to provide... Read More

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03/25/15
By Jag Davies
All eyes are on Colorado to gauge the impact of the country’s first-ever state law to tax and regulate the sale of marijuana to adults 21 and older.  While marijuana shops, edibles, and the economic benefits of... Read More

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03/20/15
By Derek Rosenfeld
The union representing NFL players, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), put out an alert yesterday letting players know they have a little more than 30 days left before they can be randomly tested for... Read More

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03/20/15
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. Scott Disick is Making Ibogaine Famous I can imagine very little in life that could... Read More

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03/18/15
By Jolene Forman
Medical marijuana has gained national legitimacy on both sides of the political aisle. The issue has reached a tipping point: 23 states have now passed medical marijuana laws and an additional 12 states have passed CBD oil... Read More

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03/16/15
By Lindsey Lawson Battaglia
There are few issues that U.S. Senators seem to agree on these days. Yet, a remarkable bipartisan coalition of senators ranging from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) agree that federal mandatory minimum... Read More

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03/16/15
By Jeremy Lesser
Heroin. This word is arguably one of the most divisive, powerful, and attention grabbing in the entirety of the English language. Overdose deaths related to heroin have surged over the past few years, yet most people... Read More

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03/12/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, Over the past few months I have been reading reports about how so many people have been getting relief from medical marijuana, from little children with epilepsy to patients with cancer, there seem to be a... Read More

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