Drug Policy Alliance Blog

12/09/13
By Kassandra Frederique
Last night, BuzzFeed released a gripping video about one New Yorker’s harrowing experience of being arrested for marijuana possession.  A Marijuana Arrest  tells the story of former Manhattan Public School... Read More

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12/09/13
By Dr. Iva E. Carruthers
It's striking that as the world mourns the death of President Nelson Mandela, we are also commemorating the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2013. As we fly... Read More

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12/06/13
By Christopher Soda
The Miami New Times recently published a story, “Jungle Drug Ayahuasca Could Revolutionize Psychotherapy,” which highlights the rift between American’s war on drugs and people’s impulse for... Read More

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12/06/13
By Amanda Reiman
This week, Dr. Oz had a segment on his show about cannabis, asking the question, is it addictive? However, in an effort to get to the answer, the doctor created a circus of images and animations, and very little actual talk... Read More

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12/05/13
By Derek Rosenfeld
Eighty years ago today, the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution was ratified and alcohol Prohibition was officially repealed. If you only know one thing about Prohibition, it's probably the fact that it was a... Read More

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12/05/13
By Anthony Papa
Today a new report by Human Rights Watch titled  “An Offer You Can’t Refuse” revealed that only three percent of U.S. drug defendants in federal cases chose to go to trial instead of pleading guilty in... Read More

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12/03/13
By Hannah Hetzer
It's about time that we see a country bravely break with the failed prohibitionist model and try an innovative, more compassionate, and smarter approach. Next Tuesday, the Uruguayan Senate will vote on a bill that would... Read More

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12/02/13
By Jess Cochrane
As soon as this week, the United States Supreme Court will decide Burrage v. United States, a case involving the death of Joseph Banka, a longtime IV drug user, following his purchase of heroin from the defendant, Marcus... Read More

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12/02/13
By Clovis Thorn
Black Friday makes my skin crawl. What was once a day marginally dedicated to gift buying has morphed into the high holy day of consumerism. Shopping has been pitched to us as our civic duty, a duty I will gladly fail to... Read More

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11/27/13
By Yolande Cadore
The holiday season is here.  In millions of homes across the country, loved ones are missing from holiday celebrations, parents are longing for the warm embrace of a son or daughter, siblings are reminiscing of times... Read More

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