Drug Policy Alliance Blog

08/09/13
By Sharda Sekaran
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is making waves for his recent reversal of opinion on medical marijuana. Part of this has to do with an expansive body of medical evidence but the touching story of a 5-year-... Read More

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08/08/13
By Derek Rosenfeld
The logic, if you can call it that, behind banning substances in professional sports is rooted in the same kind of intentions as our 40-plus year war on drugs. Drug policies in professional sports like Major League Baseball... Read More

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08/07/13
By Brian Rabadeau
Recently, California student Daniel Chong was awarded $4.1 million dollars by the US government for his incarceration by the DEA. Chong sued for $20 million dollars after he and some of his friends had their house raided by... Read More

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08/06/13
By Tony Newman
Is Breaking Bad just entertaining TV, or badass political commentary? The Drug Policy Alliance and Beyond Bars have teamed up to release an edgy and thought-provoking new video pegged to the upcoming premiere of the final... Read More

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08/05/13
By Laura Pegram
Recent remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) illustrate the most basic fear-mongering tactics used in the drug war — juxtaposing the race stereotyping of black and brown people with excessive involvement in the drug... Read More

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08/02/13
By Tommy McDonald
The Synthetic drug war heats up Ron Paul makes a fool of Stephen Baldwin on marijuana legalization DEA settles left-in-cell case for $4M ATF Program entraps inner city youth with fake drugs Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, and... Read More

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08/01/13
By Evan Goldstein
I want to share with you a moving story about the downfalls of treating problematic drug use through the criminal justice system. Elaine Pawlowski’s son, Michael, entered a drug court in New York several years ago... Read More

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08/01/13
By Amanda Reiman
It’s been quite a 24-hour period for marijuana policy reform. On both the national and international level, marijuana prohibition is being slowly chipped away. Today, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB1 into law, making... Read More

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07/31/13
By Chloe Judell-HalfPenny
This week, two Washington, D.C. residents became the first patients to legally purchase medical marijuana in the District of Columbia in more than 75 years.   The sales at Capital City Care mark the culmination of a... Read More

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07/29/13
By Tony Newman
Let's have an honest conversation about our personal drug use, why we use drugs, and how the war on drugs impacts us, our families and society. Please answer the questions below and reflect with me. What drugs do you use... Read More

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