Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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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02/26/14
By Hannah Hetzer
On Saturday, the world's most wanted drug lord, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, was captured in a high-profile arrest in the Mexican city of Mazatlán, ending a 13-year search since he last... Read More

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02/26/14
By Laura Thomas
One of my dearest wishes as a drug policy reformer is that elected officials and policy makers listened more closely to the researchers. What I often mean when I say that is that I wish they listened to Ricky Bluthenthal.... Read More

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02/26/14
By Sharda Sekaran
I first met Deborah Small in 2000, when I was working as a consultant for the Drug Policy Alliance and my job was to plan programming for the Shadow Conventions, public events that were the brainchild of Arianna Huffington,... Read More

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02/24/14
By Yolande Cadore
Every social movement needs an Esther, the Jewish queen who risked her life to save her people from persecution.  Dr. Iva Carruthers, general secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, is an Esther for our time... Read More

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