Drug Policy Alliance Blog

03/03/14
By Art Way
Nearly two months since the historic start of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, the state is getting its first glimpse at the resulting tax revenue.  Projections for the first full year of sales are more than a... Read More

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02/28/14
By Stephen Gutwillig
Dismantling the catastrophic drug war is finally on the horizon, and mainstream civil rights organizations are playing a central role in that struggle. As Michelle Alexander has framed in agonizing detail, many if not most... Read More

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02/26/14
By Hannah Hetzer
On Saturday, the world's most wanted drug lord, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, was captured in a high-profile arrest in the Mexican city of Mazatlán, ending a 13-year search since he last... Read More

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02/26/14
By Laura Thomas
One of my dearest wishes as a drug policy reformer is that elected officials and policy makers listened more closely to the researchers. What I often mean when I say that is that I wish they listened to Ricky Bluthenthal.... Read More

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02/26/14
By Sharda Sekaran
I first met Deborah Small in 2000, when I was working as a consultant for the Drug Policy Alliance and my job was to plan programming for the Shadow Conventions, public events that were the brainchild of Arianna Huffington,... Read More

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02/24/14
By Yolande Cadore
Every social movement needs an Esther, the Jewish queen who risked her life to save her people from persecution.  Dr. Iva Carruthers, general secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, is an Esther for our time... Read More

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02/21/14
By Alexis R. Posey
I am a little embarrassed to admit when my friend/colleague mentioned Dr. Joycelyn Elders I had no idea who she was talking about (blame the public school system if you like) and it wasn’t until I went home and hit up... Read More

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02/20/14
By Maggie Taylor
Baltimore is a beautiful city, home to the glittering Inner Harbor, mouth-watering crab, and the best ballpark on earth. But if there’s one thing Baltimoreans know, it’s the ravages that drugs can have on... Read More

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02/20/14
By Hannah Hetzer
Last week, three human rights groups called on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to immediately halt anti-drug funding to Vietnam after it was revealed that 30 people were sentenced to death for drug... Read More

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02/19/14
By Sam Branson
There has been a lot of talk on drug laws this week, mainly due to the tragic passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. His death came as a shock, equalled by the cause of it. A middle aged and incredibly lauded actor at the top of... Read More

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