Drug Policy Alliance Blog

07/25/14
By Aaron Juchau
Most arguments in favor of prohibition don’t pass the smell test anymore, yet some of the more entrenched positions remain. Here is some perspective on these arguments, and why they’re plain wrong. 1. Prohibition... Read More

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07/21/14
By asha bandele and Jerónimo Saldaña
Perhaps the terrible truth of drug war violence will finally be addressed as all of America bore witness this summer to the horror of some 52,000 unaccompanied children who were fleeing devastating violence that had erupted... Read More

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07/17/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Dr. Amanda Reiman
*Editor’s note: In a new feature of the Drug Policy Alliance blog, DPA's Dr. Malik Burnett and Dr. Amanda Reiman will lend their expertise to answer your questions about marijuana every other Thursday. Dr. Malik... Read More

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07/15/14
By Sharda Sekaran
Last year, I had an opportunity to travel to Iceland for the Airwaves Music Festival, when I tagged along with a fantastic group of “ambassadors” from the city of San Francisco. I fell absolutely in love with my... Read More

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07/11/14
By Jelani Hayes
The FIFA World Cup presents an opportunity for journalists and activists from the competing nations to bring international attention to issues in their countries. Let's highlight the progress some of this year’s... Read More

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07/09/14
By Bill Piper
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released its 2014 National Drug Control Strategy today. The strategy has shifted some from previous years in that it more clearly focuses on reducing the harms... Read More

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07/03/14
By Daniel Altman
Recently interviewed on Meet the Press, former president Bill Clinton defended the nearly half of the United States that has legalized medical marijuana, saying there is “a lot of evidence” for medicinal use of... Read More

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07/02/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett
The year 2014 has seen several significant drug policy reform milestones. And today marks a major historical anniversary in the nation’s efforts toward eliminating discriminatory practices from government policy, and... Read More

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07/01/14
By Stephanie Polito
Monday afternoon, Eugene Jarecki, filmmaker of the award-winning documentary The House I Live In joined the Drug Policy Alliance’s asha bandele for a discussion of the film’s impact. The film, which won the Grand... Read More

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06/30/14
By Avinash Tharoor
1,100 – The number of Americans that die each year due to violent crime caused by the drug war This average death toll of Americans murdered in drug-related crimes is higher than the annual fatality rate of US soldiers... Read More

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