Drug Policy Alliance Blog

04/23/15
By Bill Piper
For many years now DPA has worked to delegitimize the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). We’ve fought to reduce its power and influence, make agency staff think twice about speaking out against reform, and... Read More

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04/23/15
By Anthony Papa
The government tried to find baseball slugger Barry Bonds guilty of illegal steroid use, but came up short despite their herculean effort to convict him. The best they did was come up with a guilty plea in 2011 on one count... Read More

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04/22/15
By Tony Newman
On Monday, the New York Times wrote a deeply upsetting piece titled, “1.5 Million Missing Black Men.” According to the Times, “Black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that... Read More

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04/20/15
By Sharda Sekaran
The Drug Policy Alliance just released a bunch of stock photos of everyday, harmless, “normcore” people consuming marijuana. The internet responded with applause, amusement, gratitude, and a wave of colorful... Read More

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04/17/15
By Art Way
A mother already suffering from a debilitating medical condition now must fight the state of Kansas to maintain her parental rights. Shona Banda, a well-known activist, published a book “Live Free or Die”... Read More

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04/17/15
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. Story ideas are welcome. You can submit them ssekaran [at] drugpolicy [dot] org (... Read More

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04/14/15
By Laura Thomas
Last week was National Public Health week and I spent the week in deep reflection. I spoke on a panel at a conference recently, and the moderator asked me a question that I’ve been mulling over ever since. She asked me... Read More

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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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