Drug Policy Alliance Blog

02/05/15
By Melissa Franqui
This February, the Drug Policy Alliance will launch a month-long online tribute to Black drug policy reformers. At a time when the nation reflects upon the history and contributions of Black Americans, DPA seeks to raise... Read More

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02/05/15
By Sharda Sekaran
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. A good deal of public opinion about drug policy is shaped by the happenings in entertainment and culture, which makes them worth noting and exploring. So... Read More

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02/04/15
By Jag Davies
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has joined the growing chorus of top medical professionals and organizations in favor of reforming marijuana laws to allow access for medical purposes. On today’s CBS This Morning... Read More

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02/03/15
By Meghan Ralston
While most of the country was watching fun Super Bowl commercials like the one spoofing the Brady Bunch and the one featuring a sultry Kim Kardashian spoofing herself, viewers in the St. Louis market watched something... Read More

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02/03/15
By Amanda Reiman
Last week, two major health organizations released updated policies on marijuana. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) have both re-examined the status quo of marijuana... Read More

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01/29/15
By Tony Newman
Drugs and the drug war touch most families.  Millions of people have a loved one behind bars on drug charges. Many millions more have struggled with drugs themselves – or have a loved one who has dealt with... Read More

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01/29/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, “I am a medical marijuana patient and making arrangements to travel outside of the U.S. are there particular countries where I can use or get access to medicine?” Sincerely, Cannabis Traveler... Read More

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01/22/15
By Sharda Sekaran
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. We generally disseminate serious news about the serious disaster that is the drug war. However, a good deal of public opinion is shaped by the happenings... Read More

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01/22/15
By Tony Newman
President Barack Obama continues to speak out against mass incarceration, the devastating impact of our drug policies on communities of color and his expectation that marijuana legalization will continue to spread. Obama... Read More

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01/21/15
By Amanda Reiman
A commonly quoted proverb states, “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.” The premise is simple - imparting skills is more useful in the long run than simply imparting... Read More

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