Drug Policy Alliance Blog

05/28/15
By Melissa Franqui
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. We generally disseminate serious news about the serious disaster that is the drug war. However, a good deal of public opinion is shaped by the happenings... Read More

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05/14/15
By Melissa Franqui
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. We generally disseminate serious news about the serious disaster that is the drug war. However, a good deal of public opinion is shaped by the happenings... Read More

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05/13/15
By Senator Larry Campbell
My Senate colleagues and I were deeply saddened to learn of Speaker Pierre Claude Nolin’s passing last month, after a long and hard fight against cancer. He was 64 years old. He is gone far too soon. Having been... Read More

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05/12/15
By Hannah Hetzer
On Saturday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called for the suspension of Colombia’s aerial spraying program to eradicate illicit crop cultivation. This came after the recent release of a study by the... Read More

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05/05/15
By Amanda Reiman
Honest, science-based drug education has been acknowledged as a corner stone of the prevention of drug abuse among teenagers. Yet for decades, young people have been exposed, indeed bombarded, with messages, particularly... Read More

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05/01/15
By Bill Piper
There are reasons to be optimistic about a vote in Congress that didn’t go our way. Last night the U.S. House voted down a bipartisan amendment by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) that would have... Read More

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04/29/15
By Jag Davies
Did you know police are allowed to seize and keep your cash, cars, real estate, and any other property – even if you’re never convicted or even charged with a crime?  It’s called civil asset forfeiture... Read More

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04/28/15
By Bill Piper
The resignation of the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Michele Leonhart, comes as no surprise to those of us working to reform the agency. The DEA is a bloated, wasteful, scandal-ridden bureaucracy charged... Read More

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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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