Drug Policy Alliance Blog

02/06/14
By Sharda Sekaran
In the days since the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, like many others I am reeling from the shock of losing an actor with profound mastery for his craft. He was compelling to watch -- an extraordinarily gifted person who... Read More

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02/04/14
By Ethan Nadelmann and Tony Newman
(CNN) -- People are mourning the tragic overdose death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found Sunday morning alone in his New York apartment with a needle in his arm and empty bags of heroin. When a... Read More

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02/03/14
By Meghan Ralston
The suspected overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is hitting millions of people, including myself, like a tsunami today. The story keeps unfolding and the tragedy just keeps compounding. Recent reports are suggesting... Read More

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01/31/14
By Meghan Ralston
It’s not often that drug policy reformers say, “I love what the cops are doing to help people who use drugs!” But here I am, saying exactly that. There’s a fantastic national trend afoot, and cops are... Read More

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01/31/14
By Kassandra Frederique
With both Denver and Seattle playing this week’s Super Bowl, the news is full of marijuana puns, and jokes about the #StonerBowl.  Yet as someone invested in the drug policy reform movement and acutely aware of... Read More

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01/30/14
By Bill Piper
Today the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed bipartisan sentencing reform legislation that reduces the federal prison population, decreases racial disparities, saves taxpayer money, and reunites nonviolent drug law... Read More

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01/30/14
By Elizabeth Thompson
Earlier this week, the Northern Valley Regional High School board of education voted against the implementation of random student drug testing. Parents and students fought the proposal for nearly a year with incredible... Read More

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01/29/14
By Art Way
As a Denver resident and lifelong Broncos fan, I can’t wait for Super Bowl Sunday. How will you be enjoying the big game?  Lots of food? Beer? This year’s big game features teams from the two states that... Read More

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01/28/14
By Alexsandra Smith
Tonight, President Obama will address the nation with his annual State of the Union address.  He is likely to discuss economic inequality, America’s defining challenge of our time. With more than 46 million... Read More

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01/27/14
By Stefanie Jones
There’s been a string of high-profile “confessions” from people who smoked pot in their younger days and are now willing to concede something along the lines of “it wasn’t that big of a deal.... Read More

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