Drug Policy Alliance Blog

07/03/13
By Meghan Ralston
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report about the rate of opioid and prescription drug overdose among women in the United States. It’s bad, and getting worse. But not getting much... Read More

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07/02/13
By Evan Goldstein
UPDATE (7/23): Mayor Michael Bloomberg just vetoed key legislation that would reduce racial profiling and provide increased oversight over the NYPD.  Organizations supporting the reform urged Mayor Bloomberg, who at the... Read More

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07/01/13
By Tommy McDonald
Let’s get ready to rumble!! Ok, how about let’s get ready to debate civilly!! Today at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance – who Rolling... Read More

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06/27/13
By Sharda Sekaran
Although some people might think that the mission of the Drug Policy Alliance to end the war on drugs is radical, we are actually a relatively tame group of people. Our ranks are composed of lawyers, parents, political... Read More

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06/27/13
By Meghan Ralston
Two days ago, the G8 released a Statement of Intent on the collection and sharing of data about “new psychoactive substances (NPS)” - essentially what we would think of as “designer drugs.” The memo... Read More

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06/26/13
By Meghan Ralston
Today, dozens of countries around the world join in the global 'Support Don’t Punish’ protest against the international war on drugs. This worldwide effort sees countries such as Thailand, Lebanon, England,... Read More

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06/25/13
By Yolande Cadore
On Sunday night while waiting with my daughter to watch the premier of the much talked about documentary, Dark Girls, on the Oprah Winfrey Network, I caught the tail-end of Oprah’s interview with the Miami Heat... Read More

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06/25/13
By Daniel Robelo
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously approved a resolution on Monday demanding that the federal government respect local marijuana laws – particularly in cities and states that decide to legalize... Read More

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06/24/13
By Tommy McDonald
If you had only 60 seconds to make a compelling case for ending the war on drugs, could you do it? While it sounds easy at first, sometimes the good old elevator pitch can be more difficult than it seems. Big Think reached... Read More

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06/20/13
By Ifetayo Harvey
Since the era of slavery to the Civil Rights Movement, religion and the church have held a significant place in the Black community, acting not only as a place of worship, but a place of support for social and political... Read More

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