Drug Policy Alliance Blog

05/16/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett
Why a physician and former surgery resident would decide to leave clinical medicine to join an organization like Drug Policy Alliance may seem like a head-scratcher. Fortunately, the answer to this one is simple. In fact, it... Read More

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05/15/14
By Bill Piper
For months Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele Leonhart has openly rebuked the drug policy reform policies of Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama with one embarrassing statement after... Read More

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05/09/14
By Jag Davies
The ground has never been more fertile for a change to our nation’s failed drug policies. We are seeing a broader questioning of America’s drug policy that fills our prisons and empties our coffers, that severely... Read More

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05/09/14
By Tony Newman
Earlier this week we got a call from the Fox News show, “The O’Reilly Factor” asking us to go on and debate former drug czar, John Walters about a recent op-ed penned by Drug Policy Alliance board member,... Read More

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05/09/14
By Jessica Gelay
Last week, the House of Representatives considered an amendment to prohibit the Veterans Administration from spending money to prosecute clinicians for recommending medical marijuana to their veteran patients. This amendment... Read More

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05/08/14
By Stefanie Jones
As this summer's festival season approaches, there are two more things you need to be sure are on your prep list (in addition to vitals like picking out feather headdresses and investigating solar shower options for... Read More

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05/06/14
By Hannah Hetzer
On Friday, Uruguay released its long-anticipated regulations  accompanying the law that was signed into effect last December, which made Uruguay the first country in the world to legally regulate the... Read More

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05/05/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
Raza, it’s time we take our holiday back. For far too long, Cinco de “Drinko” has proliferated in cities all across America every 5th of May promoting racist caricatures of Mexicans and negating the actual... Read More

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05/01/14
By Ethan Nadelmann
It’s time to end the United States’ exceptionalism when it comes to incarcerating its citizens. Our objective should be to make America average.  We need to re-join the family of civilized nations when it... Read More

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04/30/14
By Julie Netherland
Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, the hugely popular Mayor of New York City in the 1930’s and 1940’s, was known for his leadership on the New Deal and his many public works. Less widely known is that he was also a leader... Read More

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