Drug Policy Alliance Blog

04/18/14
By Yolande Cadore
On Easter Sunday close to 1 billion Christians across the world will commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This Easter Sunday, I have decided to reflect on those who have been demonized and disparaged by... Read More

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04/17/14
By Amanda Reiman
“Only dopes use dope.” This anti-drug slogan from the 1980’s sought to drive home the myth that using marijuana decreases your intelligence. Since that time, this argument remains one of the main reasons... Read More

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04/16/14
By Jack Mack
The news has been full this past week with what I consider progress: the state of New York and the FDA have both taken steps to keep people alive in response to the huge and growing incidence of fatal drug overdoses. The... Read More

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04/10/14
By Roseanne Scotti
New Jersey’s NJTV current events program “Due Process” just won two New York Emmy Awards recently. What does that have to do with drug policy reform, you ask? A lot. The two awards, presented at the 57th... Read More

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04/10/14
By Daniel Robelo
The drug war has increasingly become a war against migrant communities. It fuels racial profiling, border militarization, violence against immigrants, intrusive government surveillance and, especially, widespread detentions... Read More

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04/09/14
By Lynne Lyman and Theshia Naidoo
The Drug Policy Alliance works to keep the spotlight focused on the injustices of the drug war – particularly the case of a 17 year-old special needs student in California who was set up by undercover narcotic officers... Read More

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04/07/14
By Tony Newman
A majority of Americans support marijuana legalization – yet not one sitting governor or U.S. Senator supports it, according to a New York Times piece. Marijuana prohibition is a disastrous failure. 43 years after... Read More

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04/02/14
By Jag Davies
A new national survey released today by the Pew Research Center reveals that a broad majority of Americans are ready to significantly reduce the role of the criminal justice system in dealing with people who use drugs.... Read More

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04/02/14
By Jeronimo Saldaña
I am not a marijuano by any stretch of the imagination, and yet, I recently found myself attending my first NORML meeting. Actually, I wasn’t just attending, I was the keynote speaker. As I made the long drive into El... Read More

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03/28/14
By Jessica Gelay
Medical marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is being recognized by increasing numbers of states and is even winning support at the federal level for clinical study. In just the last six months Oregon, Maine,... Read More

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