Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/12/14
By Stephanie Izquieta
National news headlines as of late have focused on immigration reform as the main Latino issue that will drive Hispanics in numbers to the polls come midterm season, but immigration reform should not be the only thing on... Read More

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08/08/14
By Meghan Ralston
Have you seen the viral anti-drug PSA making the rounds this week? The one where the wholesome looking guy at the rave is rolling really, really hard on some unknown substance, feverishly rubbing it on his gums and sweating... Read More

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08/07/14
By Art Way
Is the recent effort in Brush, CO to turn an abandoned prison into a marijuana cultivation facility a sign of our drug policy future? Private prisons are closing all over the country and in places like California, Washington... Read More

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08/01/14
By Jelani Hayes
Recently on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver delivered a great segment on the American prison system. One of the issues he addressed was the public’s apathy toward and alarming amusement by the occurrence of rape in... Read More

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07/31/14
By Malik Burnett, MD
Dr. Malik Burnett, policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance in Washington, D.C., is a former surgeon and physician advocate. He also served as executive director of a medical marijuana nonprofit organization.  ... Read More

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07/31/14
By Tony Newman
The New York Times made history last weekend when they became the first national paper to call for marijuana legalization. What makes the news so huge is not only their position, but the passion and space they are giving to... Read More

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07/30/14
By Audrey Berdahl-Baldwin
Last Monday, Bill O’Reilly included a segment on marijuana criminalization in his Fox News show. When I tuned in to watch Stephen Gutwillig, Deputy Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, speak in support of... Read More

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07/28/14
By Tony Newman
The New York Times editorial board made history yesterday, as the first major national paper to call for an end to marijuana prohibition. And how they did it is half the story – with rare flash and panache, as well as... Read More

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07/25/14
By Julie Netherland
Last week, nine year-old Anna Conte died after a long battle with a seizure disorder.  Anna and her family had been at the center of a successful fight to pass a medical marijuana law in New York.  Medical... Read More

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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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