Drug Policy Alliance Blog

10/16/13
By Lynne Lyman
Over the long weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown chose to continue the 40 year old failed war on drugs. Brown rejected the national ‘smart on crime’ trend and pragmatic public policy by vetoing SB649, which... Read More

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10/15/13
By Melody Lee
NEW YORK—Tomorrow, New York City Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito will bring together community members, students, and advocates for a free screening and discussion around the Sundance award-winning documentary,... Read More

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10/11/13
By Tommy McDonald
Why Didn't the Shutdown Cut Funding for the DEA? Sir Richard Branson: The war on drugs is a costly fiasco Drug Testing in Schools Divides North Jersey District Pot for potholes in Michigan? 58% of Texas Voters (yes,... Read More

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10/11/13
By Tony Newman
Why are some drugs legal and others illegal? Who are the people who make up the drug policy reform movement? What can be done about the violence in Mexico from the drug trade? How should society deal with heroin, cocaine and... Read More

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10/10/13
By Avinash Tharoor
In the 1950s and early 1960s, psychedelic drugs such as LSD were considered promising treatments for a broad range of psychological and psychiatric conditions. Tens of thousands of people were introduced to them in clinical... Read More

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10/09/13
By Amanda Reiman
As with any policy shift, the gradual regulation of marijuana in the United States will have implications for a wide variety of populations. Indeed, the removal of marijuana from the criminal justice system has already... Read More

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10/07/13
By Christopher Soda
Open Society Foundations (OSF) released a report this summer, Coffee Shops and Compromise, analyzing the history and effect of the Netherlands' drug evolution starting with a revision to the Opium Act in 1976. As a... Read More

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10/04/13
By Tommy McDonald
TSA Might Allow You to Board a Plane with Marijuana War On Drugs Catastrophic Failure, BMJ Open Study Finds Canada Ushers in a ‘$1 Billion’ Privatized Medical Marijuana Industry The Militarized US Drug War in... Read More

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10/02/13
By Stefanie Jones
I’ll admit it – despite having been in the electronic dance music scene for over ten years and working in the field of drug policy for almost that long, going to Atlanta to volunteer with DanceSafe was my first... Read More

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10/02/13
By Meghan Ralston
The BBC, Guardian , New York Times and others are reporting the seizure of the anonymous international drug marketplace website Silk Road by U.S. federal agents - despite the U.S. government shutdown. This futile effort to... Read More

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