Drug Policy Alliance Blog

03/16/15
By Lindsey Lawson Battaglia
There are few issues that U.S. Senators seem to agree on these days. Yet, a remarkable bipartisan coalition of senators ranging from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) agree that federal mandatory minimum... Read More

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03/16/15
By Jeremy Lesser
Heroin. This word is arguably one of the most divisive, powerful, and attention grabbing in the entirety of the English language. Overdose deaths related to heroin have surged over the past few years, yet most people... Read More

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03/12/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, Over the past few months I have been reading reports about how so many people have been getting relief from medical marijuana, from little children with epilepsy to patients with cancer, there seem to be a... Read More

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03/11/15
By Sharda Sekaran
Your Dose of Pop is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. Here’s your latest serving of culture and entertainment news. Ben & Jerry Know You Want Weed-Infused Ice Cream Give the people what they want... Read More

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03/10/15
By Michael Collins
Today, I participated in a press conference with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) as they announced the introduction of the most comprehensive piece of marijuana legislation ever... Read More

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03/02/15
By Amanda Reiman
For those of us who cut our teeth on marijuana advocacy and remember days of hiding from cops as we attempted to celebrate events like 4/20, marijuana business almost seems like an oxymoron. For many, cannabis represents a... Read More

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02/26/15
By Dr. Malik Burnett and Amanda Reiman, PhD, MSW
Dear Doctors, I don’t know if this is a silly question, but my friend keeps saying that marijuana shouldn’t be legal because then more people will use it. But, if marijuana use is safer than alcohol and not... Read More

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02/26/15
By Meghan Ralston
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a widely respected organization, comprised of thousands of the some of the brightest, most ambitious young people across the country and around the world. They work tirelessly to... Read More

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02/24/15
By Melody Lee
When I think of reformers that have played a groundbreaking role in our movement, no name comes to mind quicker than VOCAL-NY. The leaders of VOCAL-NY, Bobby Tolbert, Elizabeth Owens, Hiawatha Collins, James Dean, Wayne... Read More

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02/23/15
By Sharda Sekaran
“Your Dose of Pop” is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. Here’s your latest serving of culture and entertainment news. Jackie Chan’s Son Released from Behind Bars in Beijing Jaycee... Read More

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