Drug Policy Alliance Blog

02/03/15
By Amanda Reiman
Last week, two major health organizations released updated policies on marijuana. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) have both re-examined the status quo of marijuana... Read More

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01/29/15
By Tony Newman
Drugs and the drug war touch most families.  Millions of people have a loved one behind bars on drug charges. Many millions more have struggled with drugs themselves – or have a loved one who has dealt with... Read More

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01/29/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, “I am a medical marijuana patient and making arrangements to travel outside of the U.S. are there particular countries where I can use or get access to medicine?” Sincerely, Cannabis Traveler... Read More

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01/22/15
By Sharda Sekaran
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. We generally disseminate serious news about the serious disaster that is the drug war. However, a good deal of public opinion is shaped by the happenings... Read More

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01/22/15
By Tony Newman
President Barack Obama continues to speak out against mass incarceration, the devastating impact of our drug policies on communities of color and his expectation that marijuana legalization will continue to spread. Obama... Read More

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01/21/15
By Amanda Reiman
A commonly quoted proverb states, “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.” The premise is simple - imparting skills is more useful in the long run than simply imparting... Read More

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01/16/15
By Bill Piper
Eric Holder just issued a huge blow to the drug war. This is big. Today the Justice Department barred local and state police from using federal law to seize a person's property without evidence of a crime. That might... Read More

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01/15/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, I am a high school health teacher in Ohio and my students have been asking a lot of questions about marijuana. I do not think that the traditional D.A.R.E. program is effective, but I am at a loss as to the... Read More

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01/14/15
By Sharda Sekaran
When I first saw the picture of Nancy Grace alongside Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz announcing a “Face Off” on HLN about marijuana, via Queens rapper Himanshu’s Twitter timeline, I thought it was a joke.... Read More

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01/12/15
By Stefanie Jones
The first thing to know is: this has happened before.  But is our response any better? On the first day of 2015, BBC broke a story about three deaths related to “ecstasy from a dangerous batch.”  Within... Read More

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