Drug Policy Alliance Blog

09/24/13
By Anthony Papa
On the night of the Emmy awards, actor Michael Douglas used his win for his performance in “Behind the Candelabra” to speak out against the U.S. prison system. His son Cameron is currently serving nine and a half... Read More

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09/20/13
By Tommy McDonald
U.S. orders more steps to curb stiff drug sentences No tolerance for zero tolerance Rand Paul: "We went crazy on the war on drugs" When it comes to drug use, white America does the crime, black America gets the... Read More

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09/19/13
By Kassandra Frederique
Yesterday Roc Nation recording artist J. Cole released the video for his new single “Crooked Smile.”  This powerful video is based on the 2010 murder of Aiyana Jones, a 7 year old girl killed during a police... Read More

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09/18/13
By Avinash Tharoor
Dr. Carl Hart, an associate professor in Columbia University’s prestigious Psychology department, recently told the New York Times that the scientific community has played a “less than honorable role in the war... Read More

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09/17/13
By Amanda Reiman
“I generally think women are not willing to take the risk of bringing up that subject because they’ll be judged by that other person. It’s also a social fear of being judged by other women and other men as... Read More

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09/13/13
By Tommy McDonald
Fighting cannabis ... or reality? Mexico’s New Drug War: Catch and Release? FDA announces new labeling rules for opioid painkillers California Bill Would Give Drug Users Treatment Instead Of Prison Time Is it time to... Read More

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09/11/13
By Michael Collins
Those expecting heated exchanges and high drama at yesterday's historic Senate hearing on the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws would have been sorely disappointed. Instead of fireworks, what we saw was a... Read More

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09/09/13
By Stephen Gutwillig
In a largely unexpected development late last week, the Department of Justice announced new guidelines addressing the federal government's contentious relationship with states over marijuana policy, a conflict that dates... Read More

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09/06/13
By Stefanie Jones
The recent deaths attributed to MDMA use at this past weekend’s Electric Zoo Festival have the media world buzzing about drugs and the electronic dance music community.   Some may remember that a very... Read More

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09/06/13
By Avinash Tharoor
The nationwide illegality of marijuana was established under the 43-year-old Controlled Substances Act, which classifies the plant as a Schedule I drug, alongside dangerous substances such as heroin. However, beginning... Read More

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