Drug Policy Alliance Blog

03/14/14
By Laura Pegram
When Amendment 64 legalized marijuana in Colorado in 2012, local marijuana enthusiasts, activists, and pretty much everyone with a past marijuana-related criminal conviction were elated at the thought that such reform could... Read More

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03/11/14
By Derek Rosenfeld
I manage the Drug Policy Alliance’s social media, and when I see the Office of National Drug Control Policy (the drug czar’s office) repeatedly using the #DrugPolicyReform hashtag it makes me wonder what they... Read More

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03/11/14
By Amanda Reiman
Recently, an article in Nature, a weekly international science journal, created quite a stir in the addiction community. The article framed addiction as a brain disease. In response, 94 academics, scientists and policy... Read More

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03/10/14
By Daniel Robelo
The leading public health organization in the country recently unveiled a clear and comprehensive exit strategy for the failed war on drugs. With little fanfare, the American Public Health Association adopted a sweeping... Read More

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03/10/14
By Meghan Ralston
Today, overdose prevention advocates and drug policy reformers are feeling some wind beneath their wings, as a result of a statement by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder encouraging expanded access to the overdose reversal... Read More

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03/06/14
By Tommy McDonald
Earlier today, Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness joined the Drug Policy Alliance’s asha bandele for a discussion of the book’s impact... Read More

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03/05/14
By Bill Piper
Congress may still be a few steps behind the voters when it comes to marijuana law reform but our nation’s capital just passed one of the most far-reaching marijuana decriminalization laws in the country. The D.C.... Read More

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03/04/14
By Jag Davies and Daniel Robelo
Our phones are ringing off the hook these days at the Drug Policy Alliance. All sorts of people, from all sorts of backgrounds – members of the media, elected officials, academics, faith leaders, and many others... Read More

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03/03/14
By Art Way
Nearly two months since the historic start of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, the state is getting its first glimpse at the resulting tax revenue.  Projections for the first full year of sales are more than a... Read More

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02/28/14
By Stephen Gutwillig
Dismantling the catastrophic drug war is finally on the horizon, and mainstream civil rights organizations are playing a central role in that struggle. As Michelle Alexander has framed in agonizing detail, many if not most... Read More

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