Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/31/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
Like many Latinos throughout the Americas, I will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos this year by building an altar in honor of those whom I hold most dear in my life that have left this world but not left me. And spending... Read More

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10/29/14
By Tony Newman
With so much war and destruction all around us, it is easy to get depressed and wonder how can we make this world a better place. What if you could help end a war that would save lives and money and see the results... Read More

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10/28/14
By Sharda Sekaran
I’m a native New Yorker and I live in Brooklyn. But right now I’m in Portland and I am completely dedicating myself to the state of Oregon. Why? This lovely Pacific Northwestern state has the unique and historic... Read More

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10/23/14
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, “My next-door neighbor has the cutest child I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, the child has been battling severe epilepsy from a young age. We have a very tight community here, and I want to help the... Read More

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10/20/14
By Jag Davies
Media coverage of drugs and drug policy has grown much more sophisticated in the past few years. Yet many media outlets -- even some of the most well-meaning ones -- still often use inaccurate, offensive, or just plain... Read More

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10/17/14
By James Carli
News broke this morning that Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, was expelled from the Navy just a month after receiving his commission in 2013 because he failed a drug test, testing positive for cocaine use. This... Read More

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10/16/14
By Michael Collins
In the fight to end the drug war, U.S. foreign policy has been particularly frustrating. While we have seen a myriad of changes at the domestic level on marijuana, criminal justice, and harm reduction, U.S. foreign policy... Read More

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10/15/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
Yesterday, working families took a stand against the devastating effects marijuana prohibition has had on the residents of Washington, D.C. The D.C./Maryland chapter of the SEIU, the nation’s largest private sector... Read More

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10/15/14
By Meghan Ralston
Lisa Raville is a powerful woman whose days are filled with stigma—thinking about it, coping with it, wanting to reduce it, and seeing the real-life horrible impact of it on virtually every drug-injecting client who... Read More

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10/10/14
By Sharda Sekaran
Rock the Vote is off to a glorious start in encouraging young people to vote this election season with a star-studded video featuring the likes of Lil Jon, Lena Dunham, Fred Armisen and Whoopi Goldberg. The video spoofs Lil... Read More

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