Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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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04/25/14
By Tamar Todd
The prosecution of pregnant women for drug use represents the unhappy convergence of the war on drugs and the war on reproductive rights. Like other failed policies of the war on drugs, the prosecution of pregnant women... Read More

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04/24/14
By Yolande Cadore
In the wake of marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, advocates in the African American community are asking a very timely question: is there a role for African Americans in the emerging marijuana industry, an... Read More

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04/22/14
By Anthony Papa
On Monday, a White House official  told the press that President Obama would be prepared to use his pardon power to grant clemency to “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of people who have been jailed for... Read More

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