Drug Policy Alliance Blog

05/30/14
By Bill Piper
When I started work at the Drug Policy Alliance in April of 2000, changing federal drug laws seemed like a near impossibility. So much so that many people advised me it was a waste of time (and a bad career move). But we... Read More

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05/28/14
By Michael Collins
In an era of deep partisanship and dysfunction, the House will take a vote - likely tomorrow - which could buck both those trends. An amendment aimed at preventing the federal government from prosecuting providers and users... Read More

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05/22/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
It’s a far too familiar scene happening everyday all over the country: a person is arrested, incarcerated, possibly deported, for a non-violent drug related offense, and a family is torn apart. Thanks to the failed war... Read More

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05/21/14
By Melody Lee
Last week, Eugene Jarecki, director of the award-winning documentary, The House I Live In, launched a powerful online video, featuring the talented break dancers of the Oakland-based Turf Feinz dance crew. The “JUST... Read More

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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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