Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/02/13
By Stefanie Jones
I’ll admit it – despite having been in the electronic dance music scene for over ten years and working in the field of drug policy for almost that long, going to Atlanta to volunteer with DanceSafe was my first... Read More

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10/02/13
By Meghan Ralston
The BBC, Guardian , New York Times and others are reporting the seizure of the anonymous international drug marketplace website Silk Road by U.S. federal agents - despite the U.S. government shutdown. This futile effort to... Read More

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10/01/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Should marijuana be legal everywhere? The founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann, and the founding director of the UK’s Centre for Drug Misuse Research, Neil McKeganey, are... Read More

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09/30/13
By Meghan Ralston
It’s easy to focus on the sensational aspects of the emerging krokodil “flesh-rotting drug” story, but that ignores the most troubling issues around its origins, its popularity and its continued use.... Read More

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09/30/13
By Avinash Tharoor
New Zealand has seen the enactment of revolutionary policy changes to the norm of drug prohibition that no other country has experienced. While the U.S., Uruguay, and certain European states have taken recent strides in... Read More

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09/27/13
By Daniel Robelo
Ending the failed war on drugs emerged as a major theme of the United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, after Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina took the floor yesterday to denounce drug prohibition and... Read More

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09/27/13
By Stefanie Jones
It could be the start of something big. Like thousands of others, I’m headed down to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for the TomorrowWorld festival, a large three-day electronic music event modeled after the hugely... Read More

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09/27/13
By Tommy McDonald
Guatemalan president asks the UN to reform global drug policy Prominent Mexicans urge government to decriminalize marijuana Why 'party pills' are legal in New Zealand Washington officials estimate the average... Read More

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09/26/13
By Maggie Taylor
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control convened a briefing to discuss the dangers of synthetic drugs. The caucus has no legislative authority and acts more as a vehicle to keep drug war rhetoric... Read More

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09/24/13
By Anthony Papa
On the night of the Emmy awards, actor Michael Douglas used his win for his performance in “Behind the Candelabra” to speak out against the U.S. prison system. His son Cameron is currently serving nine and a half... Read More

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