Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/06/13
By Tony Newman
Is Breaking Bad just entertaining TV, or badass political commentary? The Drug Policy Alliance and Beyond Bars have teamed up to release an edgy and thought-provoking new video pegged to the upcoming premiere of the final... Read More

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08/05/13
By Laura Pegram
Recent remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) illustrate the most basic fear-mongering tactics used in the drug war — juxtaposing the race stereotyping of black and brown people with excessive involvement in the drug... Read More

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08/02/13
By Tommy McDonald
The Synthetic drug war heats up Ron Paul makes a fool of Stephen Baldwin on marijuana legalization DEA settles left-in-cell case for $4M ATF Program entraps inner city youth with fake drugs Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, and... Read More

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08/01/13
By Evan Goldstein
I want to share with you a moving story about the downfalls of treating problematic drug use through the criminal justice system. Elaine Pawlowski’s son, Michael, entered a drug court in New York several years ago... Read More

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08/01/13
By Amanda Reiman
It’s been quite a 24-hour period for marijuana policy reform. On both the national and international level, marijuana prohibition is being slowly chipped away. Today, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB1 into law, making... Read More

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07/31/13
By Chloe Judell-HalfPenny
This week, two Washington, D.C. residents became the first patients to legally purchase medical marijuana in the District of Columbia in more than 75 years.   The sales at Capital City Care mark the culmination of a... Read More

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07/29/13
By Tony Newman
Let's have an honest conversation about our personal drug use, why we use drugs, and how the war on drugs impacts us, our families and society. Please answer the questions below and reflect with me. What drugs do you use... Read More

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07/26/13
By Ifetayo Harvey and Megan Farrington
We asked you to weigh in on DPA’s work and how the drug war has affected you, and more than 3,000 of you shared your personal stories or comments in our survey. We heard from people who use drugs and people who don... Read More

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07/25/13
By Meghan Ralston
A couple of weeks ago, more than 70 people in Gorge, Washington were sent to area hospitals after what was initially reported to be a mass overdose on the club drug ‘molly’ (MDMA) at the Paradiso outdoor music... Read More

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07/22/13
By Sharda Sekaran
The past week has brought an intense time of reflection and critical self-examination for many Americans. In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, there have been emotionally-charged conversations about the way young... Read More

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