Drug Policy Alliance Blog

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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06/30/14
By Melissa Franqui
Last week, I attended the Cannabis Business Summit, hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association in Denver. At first glance, the gathering looked like any other trade show, but with one almost surreal exception, that... Read More

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06/27/14
By Malik Burnett and Kathleen J. Frydl
Rep. Andy Harris’s (R-MD) recent appropriations rider to block marijuana decriminalization in Washington, DC is by no means the first instance of federal overreach into efforts surrounding drug policy reform in the... Read More

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06/26/14
By Laura Pegram
With the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, Colorado made history and became one of the first two states to approve legal regulation of the cultivation, manufacture and sale of marijuana for adults 21 and over.... Read More

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06/25/14
By Daniel Altman
Every year, the United Nations designates June 26th as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Sounds good, right? Who wouldn’t want to help prevent the harms associated with problematic drug... Read More

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