Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/21/13
By Christopher Soda
We’ve all heard the timeworn arguments against legalizing and regulating marijuana from politicians. There’s nothing new on that front. What is new, however, is where the public stands on this issue.  ... Read More

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08/16/13
By Tommy McDonald
Judge Rejects New York’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy Comptroller John Liu pushes to legalize marijuana in NYC How prisons profit off the ‘war on drugs’ As drug czar exits, does U.S. really need a new one? Global... Read More

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08/16/13
By Ethan Nadelmann
What a week! It’s the sort of news that makes those of us in drug policy reform feel proud. Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN special Sunday night on marijuana was extraordinary, not just because of the quality of the show... Read More

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08/13/13
By Evan Goldstein
Yesterday in a ground-breaking court decision, Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled that the NYPD engaged in rampant unconstitutional and racially biased policing through its controversial stop-and-frisk policy. The... Read More

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08/12/13
By Laura Thomas
SAN FRANCISCO—Today at the American Bar Association conference here in San Francisco, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a set of new reforms to undo some of the damage caused by federal mandatory minimum laws... Read More

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08/09/13
By Tommy McDonald
Sanjay Gupta says he was wrong about marijuana DEA scandal: Agents urged to cover up use of NSA intel in drug probes With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum Civil Forfeiture: America's daylight robbery... Read More

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08/09/13
By Sharda Sekaran
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is making waves for his recent reversal of opinion on medical marijuana. Part of this has to do with an expansive body of medical evidence but the touching story of a 5-year-... Read More

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08/08/13
By Derek Rosenfeld
The logic, if you can call it that, behind banning substances in professional sports is rooted in the same kind of intentions as our 40-plus year war on drugs. Drug policies in professional sports like Major League Baseball... Read More

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08/07/13
By Brian Rabadeau
Recently, California student Daniel Chong was awarded $4.1 million dollars by the US government for his incarceration by the DEA. Chong sued for $20 million dollars after he and some of his friends had their house raided by... Read More

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08/06/13
By Tony Newman
Is Breaking Bad just entertaining TV, or badass political commentary? The Drug Policy Alliance and Beyond Bars have teamed up to release an edgy and thought-provoking new video pegged to the upcoming premiere of the final... Read More

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